Black Mountain Institute
Black Mountain Fellows Tom Bissell, Donna Hemans, and Josip Novakovich discuss writing about places an author doesn't reside and the influence of national identity on the creative imagination. Bissell's acclaimed memoir, The Father of All Things, contrasts today's Vietnam with that of the 1970s; Hemans' provocative River Woman shows Jamaica and New York in a fresh perspective; and Novakovich's darkly humorous April Fool's Day paints an absurdist picture of the Balkans since 1948.
Authorship; Creative ability; Geography in literature; National characteristics
American Literature | Arts and Humanities | Literature in English, North America | Modern Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
The Imagination in exile.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/blackmountain_lectures_events/37