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01B-Spring 2021-English Composition
Special Zoom with Author Luke Jerod Kummer, author of "The Blue Period." Set in turn-of-the-century Barcelona and Bohemian Paris, this gritty historical novel reimagines the tangled relationship between a young Pablo Picasso, the poet Carles Casagemas, and Germaine Gargallo — a bold, free-spirited painter's model whom the two traveling companions from Spain encountered after arriving in Montmartre on their way to the Exposition Universelle. Based on real-life events during the now-famous artist's early days, the book explores the dramatic turns that led to Picasso's storied Blue Period, a brief, intense window in his long career when in the wake of tragedy he was able to bring to life some of the most tender, empathetic, and moving works of the era. Luke Jerod Kummer is a writer and an editor. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New Republic, the Washingtonian, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Village Voice, Literary Hub and The Millions. In 2015, he was honored to edit Shanoor Seervai's bestselling nonfiction Kindle Single, Daughters of the Red Light, the story of a Wall Street Journal reporter's return to India and her struggle to chronicle the lives of women and children in Mumbai's red light district.

Mar 25, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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