My Red Heaven

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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
My Red Heaven

 

"A superb evocation of a specific time and place—Berlin, 10 June 1927—that captures the intellectual ferment, the descent into decadence, and rise of Nazism during the Weimar Republic. With historically precise detailing and grimly gorgeous imagery, Lance Olsen portrays a number of notable people traversing the day, conveyed from a variety of points-of-view—even a dog’s—and in a variety of 1920s forms: Joycean interior monologue, Dos Passosian newsreel, UFA film script, Benjaminian notes, and more. My Red Heaven is an intellectual and stylistic tour de force from one of America’s most consistently innovative writers." —Steven Moore, author of The Novel, An Alternative History

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