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Brilliant and Difficult Friends

  • Presented By: New York State Writers Institute Location: New York State Writers Institute UAlbany Campus Center West Addition, 1400 Washinton Ave, Albany, NY 12203 Albany, NY 12203
  • Dates: October 24, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM
  • Price: Free
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    Robert Boyers

    4:30 p.m. — Craft Talk, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    Robert Boyers presents Maestros & Monsters (2023), an account of his 50-year friendship with Susan Sontag and George Steiner— two of the most influential literary critics of the last 100 years, and strong personalities who frequently clashed with one another. Garth Greenwell called it, “A delicious portrait of two difficult brilliant intellectuals, and a spirited vindication of criticism as a noble calling.” A professor at Skidmore College, Boyers is co-founder and director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute in Saratoga Springs.

    Cosponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Young Writers Project.

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