A Glimpse of Malamud
This is the classic story of a Brooklyn Jewish boy, the child of immigrants, who turned himself into one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Philip Davis has written the first-ever biography of Bernard Malamud who died in 1986 and has suffered a certain neglect since then. In this celebratory event, designed to mark Malamud’s revival, Davis told the story of the life and work, accompanied by powerful readings given by the distinguished actress, Janet Suzman.
Philip Davis’ publications include Memory and Writing: from Wordsworth to Lawrence; Sudden Shakespeare and Shakespeare Thinking; a book on Samuel Johnson, In Mind of Johnson; Volume 8 in the new Oxford English Literary History Series, The Victorians 1830-1880. He has also edited a selection of Ruskin’s writings and an anthology of religious verse. Philip Davis is editor of The Reader magazine.
Janet Suzman’s long career includes playing many of the major heroines for the RSC and also various plays in the West End. She has won many prestigious awards for her films and plays. She has also directed plays in her native South Africa and written books for young actors. She is vice-President of LAMDA.
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