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F. Scott Fitzgerald Lecture

The Center for the History of the Book at Drew University cordially invites
you to a public lecture:

                        JAMES L. W. WEST III

                Author of "William Styron: A Life"
                      Vice President of SHARP
        Director of the Penn State Center for the History of the Book

                            will speak on

                     "ANNOTATING MR. FITZGERALD"

                   Monday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.
                Learning Center 28, Drew University
                        Madison, New Jersey

        Prof. West, the General Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the
Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, will discuss the fascinations and challenges
of writing historical notes for Fitzgerald's fiction.  His novels and
stories are peppered with references to popular songs, sports figures,
politicians, movie stars, cabarets, and other authors of his era.  His
readers then knew all of those references: how does the editor explain it
all to the reader of today -- not to mention readers who will use this
editon in 2050?  And when Fitzgerald commits a factual error (as he often
did) should the editor emend the text?

        Admission is free and open to the general public.  There will be a
reception following the lecture, hosted by the Friends of the Drew
University Library.

        Please mark on your calendar our next lecture: on November 9, E.
Jennifer Monaghan will speak on "Reading for the Enslaved, Writing for the
Free: Reflections on Liberty and Literacy."  This lecture series is funded
by a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

>>    In schoen gebundenen Buechern blaettert man gern.   <<

Peter D. Verheyen
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