Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Entertainment at Harvard

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:38 AM

(Continued from Monday afternoon's "Con Vocation" link.)

From The Harvard Crimson  this morning

"David Black, author and scholar-in-residence
at Kirkland House, entertained a small group
of attendees with a reading of his latest novel
Fast Shuffle  Monday evening in Kirkland’s
Senior Common Room."

From a  Kirkus Reviews  review of Fast Shuffle  last July —

" 'My heritage is of Jewish socialists on one side,' 
Black explains, 'and of Jewish gangsters on the
other side. My great aunt was Polly Adler [the
(in)famous Manhattan madam of the '20s, '30s
and early '40s whose girls entertained some of
the guys from the Algonquin roundtable]. It's a
mix of idealism and gritty practicality. I delight
in both.' "

Non-entertainment from the publication date of Fast Shuffle :

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