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Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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April 2019

Library Live at Labyrinth: Timothy Hampton in Conversation with Nigel Smith

Monday, April 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses his book, "Bob Dylan's Poetics," with Princeton University Professor of English Nigel Smith. The book focuses on the details and nuances of Dylan's songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion, and offers a unique examination of both the poetics and politics of Dylan's compositions. Smith is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton. His interests include poetry, poetic theory, the social role…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Jane Sherron De Hart: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life”

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Jane Sherron De Hart speaks about her recently published biography of the 107th Supreme Court Justice including the 15-years-long story of writing the book. Written with the cooperation Ginsburg, and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends and her associates, the comprehensive, revelatory biography explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality and her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Pico Iyer: “Autumn Light”

Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses his book about the year following his father-in-law's unexpected death. During that year, spent in Japan where he and his wife Hiroko have a home, Iyer began to grapple with the questions we all have to deal with: how to hold onto the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying. The book offers a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted. Iyer is…

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May 2019

Library Live at Labyrinth: Hilary Plum in Conversation with Deborah Amos

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Hilary Plum, author of "Strawberry Fields," winner of the 2018 Fence Modern Prize in Prose, engages in conversation with Princeton University Professor of Journalism Deborah Amos. "Strawberry Fields" reveals the inner lives of journalists through glimpses of stories set all around the world including the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, Hurricane Katrina, drone warfare and others. Plum's other books are the nonfiction "Watchfires" and the novel "They Dragged Them Through the Streets." She teaches creative writing at Cleveland State University…

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