Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Friday February 24, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Nicholas Delbanco

 

continued



In What Remains Delbanco is concerned with how fragments of memory rise up and color the present. He cares deeply about the characters he is writing about, and the death of Julia, many years after the family arrives in this country, is as moving a piece of writing as this author has done in his twenty-some books. Delbanco has long been respected as a stylist, and I think this beautiful book of fragmented memory may contain his best marriage of style with content. It is impossible to imagine this story told any other way.

On Thursday, December 4, at the U-M, Delbanco will give his first local reading from his next novel, The Vagabonds, due out next fall. It is built around the camping trips Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Henry Firestone used to take with John Burroughs, one of the fathers of the environmental movement. It is typical of Delbanco's imagination that he should stumble across such odd pairings and recognize the story that could be made from them.    (end of article)

[Originally published in December, 2003.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Calendar This Week - Social and Political Activism Calendar This Week - Social and Political Activism
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Map of Community Services - Donations Map of Community Services - Donations
Return of the Independent Pharmacy - Ray Albane... Return of the Independent Pharmacy - Ray Albane...
Ann Arbor Libraries Ann Arbor Libraries
Being Vegetarian Being Vegetarian
Map of U-M Libraries Map of U-M Libraries
The Rock - I Spy: December 2016 The Rock - I Spy: December 2016
Calendar This Week - Theater, Dance, & Opera Calendar This Week - Theater, Dance, & Opera
Collage Concert - A stunning crazy quilt Collage Concert - A stunning crazy quilt
Your guide to summer camps and activities for kids.