Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016: Illuminating Identity--Author Sarah Schulman

Universalists like to say art transcends identity, but today’s guests insist it illuminates it.

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Lisa Dettmer talks with Sarah Schulman, whose new novel, The Cosmopolitans, is an updating of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette. Schulman sets the story in the Greenwich Village of the 1950s, using the story to look at intersections of racism, sexism, homophobia and rootedness. Sarah also discusses accusations of anti-Semitism aimed at her and the Students for Justice in Palestine at CUNY Staten Island, where she teaches.

Greenwich Village, 1958. Earl, a black, gay, actor, and Bette, a white secretary, have been neighbors for thirty years, forming a deep bond as refugees from small-minded hometowns. But when Hortense, a wealthy young actress with links to Bette's painful past, shows up, Earl and Bette's hard-won assumptions are shaken to the core.The Cosmopolitans is a beautifully written, page-turning novel about friendship, love, and revenge set in the disappeared world of 1950s New York.

Listen now or Get MP3. 25:42 min

Sarah Schulman

Sarah will be reading from her new book The Cosmopolitans. See schedule below.

Tuesday, April 5th 7PM with Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Wednesday, April 6th 7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue
SF CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

Thursday, April 7 - 4:30 pm with Terry Castle
The Poetry Center
HUM 512
San Francisco State University

Plus a little poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Eclectic events for the Bay Area feminist:
Eclectic events for the Bay Area feminist
April 6, 3:10 Pm
Japanese Film from 1948: A Hen in the Wind
UC Berkeley Art Focus
2155 Center St
Berkeley, CA
BAMPFA.org or 510-642-0808

April 7, 6-9 PM
BAR Besties
398 11th St

April 7, 7 PM
Shobha Rao discusses her new book, An Unrestored Woman
Revolution Books
2444 Durant
Berkeley, CA

Poet Nancy Morejon will be performing at the following events:
Friday, April 8, 7 PM, Reception at Pinata Art Gallery, 4268 Mission, SF
Saturday, April 9, 3 PM, Poetry and Jazz Extravaganza, St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 1661 15th St, SF
Sunday, April 10, 3 PM, Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA

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