"The Great Cities: James Purdy’s Urban Backdrops: A Roundtable"
American Literature Association 2012 conference(May 25-27).
Time: Friday May 25, 2012, 3:40-5:00 PM, session 12-L.
Place: Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center
Seven presenters, most of whom knew Mr. Purdy, will give a short talk, followed by questions from the moderator and discussion of James Purdy's life and prodigious career. Anyone interested in gay American literature or post-World War II U.S. fiction should attend. Champions of Purdy included Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Jonathan Franzen, Dorothy Parker, Dame Edith Sitwell, and scores more, and he was close friends with Samuel Steward, the subject of Justin Spring's _Secret Historian_.
Dr. Michael Snyder
Oklahoma City Community College
Arts and Humanities
7777 S. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73159 Email: email@example.com
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