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University Forum Lecture: Saint John Perse

When

Nov. 7, 2013, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture entitled, "Saint John Perse: Poet, Diplomat and Nobel Prize Winner (1887-1975)" a talk by Timothy Erwin, professor, department of English, UNLV

The French poet and diplomat Saint John Perse spent his youth in Pau, near the Pyrenees. His career divides neatly in two periods, working before 1940 as ambassador for the French government, and afterwards as a staunch anti-Nazi in Washington, D.C. With the U.S. entry into WWII Perse left politics behind for poetry, winning the Nobel Prize in 1960.  Just returned from a teaching term in Pau, our speaker this evening offers an illustrated account of an extraordinary life in letters.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts dean's office