The 21st Century Animal Farm?
Mar 11, 2010
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville|
|Contact Name||GlyptusAnn Grider Jones|
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Join novelist and poet Paul Lake, PhD, (Arkansas Tech University) for a discussion about immigration and political culture as he shares highlights from his recent book, Cry Wolf.
Lake will also respond to Luis Alberto Urrea's The Devil's Highway, a non-fiction work that chronicles the deadly journey of 26 Mexicans across the U.S. border. Urrea visited the University of Louisville in fall 2009 as part of the Books-in-Common First Year Initiative.
About the Book
(From Barnes & Noble) Cry Wolf is a powerful tale about America's place in the world during volatile times and serves as a warning about the inherent dangers of unregulated immigration and identity politics. The narrative tells the story of the animals of Green Pastures Farm. When the farm's owner dies, the domesticated animals learn to tend to the farm themselves and live in harmony, based on their basic tenets of "No Trespassing" and equality for all farm animals. The farm's balance and peace is irrevocably shaken when a wounded doe is allowed into the farm enclosure and is followed by an influx of other wild animals who threaten not only the farm's hard-earned winter food supply, but the very ideals on which Green Pastures Farm was founded.
About the Lecturer
Paul Lake is an English and creative writing professor at Arkansas Tech University and the poetry editor of First Things. He is the author of Among the Immortals, Another Kind of Travel, and Walking Backward. He lives in Russellville, Arkansas.
The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.