Saint John Perse: Poet, Diplomat and Nobel Prize Winner Nov. 7

Topic: Saint John Perse: Poet, Diplomat and Nobel Prize Winner (1887-1975)
Date & Time: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Location:Barrick Museum auditorium
Speaker: Timothy Erwin, UNLV English professor

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 United States' entry into World War II, Perse left politics behind for poetry, winning the Nobel Prize in 1960. Just returned from a teaching term in Pau, Erwin offers an illustrated account of an extraordinary life in letters.

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