Lyndall Gordon: Divided Lives
Chair: Louise Jacobs
Susie Orbach has called Lyndall Gordon a “biographer of soul”... This acclaimed biographer of Emily Dickinson, TS Eliot and Henry James turns to examine her own life in this fascinating memoir, recounted with searing honesty and candid self-analysis. Lyndall Gordon was shaped by her poetic but volatile and ill mother, whom she disappointed by failing to act on a Promised-Land dream. From South Africa, through New York, to Oxford, the author’s life has undergone many transformations. She will be talking about her literary life and family history with director of the LJCC Louise Jacobs.
Lyndall Gordon has published six biographies and two memoirs. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and member of PEN. She taught English at Oxford University, where she is now Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College.
Louise Jacobs is currently CEO of the London Jewish Cultural Centre having previously held the position of cultural programmer for the same organisation.
In Association with the London Jewish Cultural Centre
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