Alison Lurie, prize winning author and scholar, is the second speaker in this season’s Friends of the Key West Library lecture series—Monday, January 26, 6:00 p.m., at the series’ temporary location, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Lurie will discuss and show slides that illustrate her newest work, The Language of Houses, a book that explores the psychological significance of the houses in which we live, as well as the public buildings in which our communities function. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for her novel Foreign Affairs, Lurie has published ten novels and five books of non-fiction, including studies of children’s literature. She is currently Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature emerita at Cornell University.
The Friends of the Key West Library weekly lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Next lecturer is literary critic and biographer Phyllis Rose, February 2. This year’s series runs on consecutive Mondays, ending on March 23. FOL’s on-line site, including a list of future lecturers, is located at http://friendsof thekeywestlibrary.org.