Sarah Relyea

Washington, DC, The United States


Sarah Relyea is the author of Playground Zero, a coming-of-age story set in Berkeley in the late 1960s. Sarah left the Berkeley counterculture at age thirteen and processed its effects as a teenager in suburban Los Angeles. She would soon swap Californias psychedelic scene to study English literature at Harvard.

Sarah has long addressed questions of identity in her writing, including in her book of literary criticism, Outsider Citizens: The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin.

With her PhD in English and American literature from The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sarah has taught American literature and writing at universities in New York and Taiwan. She remains bicoastal, living in Brooklyn and spending time on the Left

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Protest for Human Rights: What’s Michelangelo’s David Got To Do with It?

Photo Credit: Engin AkyurtTodays struggle for human rights has uncanny moments of déjà vu, as seen in a recent image from Turkey. Riot police confront the body of Michelangelos David, surging from the smoldering fires of a street protest. Freud defined uncanny experiences as simultaneously familiar and strange. In todays struggles for basic freedoms and human rights, riot [] Read more of this blog post »
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Playground Zero: A Novel

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Book Launch for "Playground Zero" by Sarah Relyea
Author appearance, June 27, 2020 04:30PM
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