Posted by: montclairlibrary | October 15, 2012

Literary lecture

Cover of The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth

Poet and novelist Vikram Seth will be giving a free lecture tonight (10/15/12) at 6pm at UC Berkeley’s International House. The event is open to the public. For more information, see the I-House website or contact townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu, 510-643-9670.

Seth’s first novel, The Golden Gate, is “composed entirely of rhyming tentrameter sonnets–690 of them to be precise–a satirical romance describing the stories of young professionals in San Francisco throughout their quests and questions to find, then deal with, love in their own lives as well as each others’,” according to his Emory University bio.

Other books by Seth in the Montclair library include the biography Two Lives, the novel An Equal Music, the travelogue From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet, and the poetry Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu.

Elsewhere in the OPL system, you’ll find works like A Suitable Boy, his award-winning 1474-page epic novel of Indian life set in the 1950s, and the children’s book Arion and the Dolphin.


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