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The Known World and the Literary Character

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Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. THIS LECTURE WAS VIDEOTAPED AT BROOKS MEMORIAL LIBRARY ON JUNE 6, 2018

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 09:30

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