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“Outrageously entertaining...a warm, funny, and charming book that questions not only what it means to live for art, but what it means to live.”--Saul Austerlitz, The Boston Globe
“Shields and Powell approach their topics with clarity and wit, they poke and prod, they agree and disagree…an often contentious and always intelligent dialogue.” –Mark Levine, Booklist
David Shields '78 is the author of thirteen previous books, including How Literature Saved My Life and Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications). He has published essays and stories in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Yale Review, The Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and The Believer. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.
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"In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories--many published for the first time--about their adventures on College Hill. Funny, poignant, subversive, and nostalgic, the essays, comics, and poems in this collection paint a vivid picture of college life, from the 1950s to the present, at one of America's most interesting universities…Exploring the Brown aesthetic, these writers shed light on universal truths about young adulthood and that magical time in all of our lives—our tumultuous and inspiring college days."--publisher description
Edited by Judy Sternlight '82, contributors include Jeffrey Eugenides '83, Rick Moody '83, Lois Lowry '58, and Marilynne Robinson '66.
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Exclusive publisher pricing for Brown University - $24.99
Brown University: The Campus Guide -- "Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in the town of Warren, Brown University was the seventh in a series of Colonial higher learning institutions that now comprise the Ivy League. The university moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from prominent businessman and alum Nicholas Brown. Today the Brown campus, consisting of 235 buildings on 143 acres is a tapestry of American architectural styles from pre-Colonial to modern. In Brown University, the newest volume in our acclaimed Campus Guide series, Class of '62 alumnus Raymond P. Rhinehart takes readers on nine architectural walks to more than one hundred campus landmarks—from the red-bricked University Hall (1770) to the new state-of-the-art Warren Alpert Medical School (2001). With students, alumni, and visitors in mind, the guide showcases the role that Brown has played in the history of campus architecture and the developing urban fabric of Providence."
--The only detailed architectural history of the campus
--Includes the work of esteemed modern architects such as Philip Johnson alongside Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts legends Stone, Carpenter andWillson; Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; and McKim, Mead and White
--Beautifully photographed with archival material and an illustrated three-dimensional watercolor map
Publisher Retail Price: $34.95; Exclusive Brown Price: $24.99