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Colm Tóibín


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in Enniscorthy, Ireland
May 30, 1955

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Colm Tóibín FRSL, is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet. Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in Manhattan and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester.

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Mandel Lectures in the Humanities – Between Heaven and Harlem: James Baldwin's Beginnings

Date:  Thu, 31/03/2022 - 16:30 Venue:  Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, G03

The goal of the Mandel Lectures in the Humanities is to promote the study of the humanities at Brandeis University. The series launched in 2011, following the 2010 opening of the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

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“Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep—it can't be done abruptly.”
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“..Some of our loves and attachments are elemental and beyond our choosing, and for that very reason they come spiced with pain and regret and need and hollowness and a feeling as close to anger as I will ever be able to imagine. ”
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“She felt almost guilty that she had handed some of her grief to him, and then she felt close to him for his willingness to take it and hold it, in all its rawness, all its dark confusion.”
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