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A Glimpse of Malamud

Philip Davis, Janet Suzman

02/03/2008 11:15 am
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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

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

Picture shows Actress and Director Janet Suzman, photographed in Covent Garden, London. Wednesday 8th March 2006. Photograph by Sophie Laslett, The Times

 

Janet Suzman DBE was Shen Te / Shui Ta in an acclaimed production of Good Woman of Sechuan at The Royal Court in the 70’s, and then directed her own version of the play, re-named The Good Person of Sharkeville, at The Market Theatre Johannesburg as it is about survival in extreme urban poverty. She is presently directing Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes at The Finborough Theatre. She will be reading some of the poems, happy to re-acquaint herself with BB after such an interval.