Jonathan Galassi, “The Good Old Days: An Editor Looks Back”
3:00PM – 4:00PM, Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
Four Arts members are admitted at no charge. Members must present membership card for entry; each card admits two. Non-member tickets can be purchased at the door for $35. Tickets go on sale one hour before the lecture begins.

Book signings, when offered, are held in the Four Arts King Library. They are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

Jonathan Galassi, photo by Elena Seibert

Jonathan Galassi, photo by Elena Seibert

The president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Galassi has had a long career in the book world, first with Houghton Mifflin, then with Random House, and finally with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which he joined in 1985. A poet and translator of poetry, he recently debuted as a novelist with the publication of “Muse: A Novel,” a loving send-up of the world of writers, editors, and publishers. The preface explains that the novel is “…about the good old days, when men were men and women were women and books were books, with glued or even sewn bindings, cloth or paper covers, with beautiful or not–so-beautiful jackets and a musty, dusty wonderful smell…”

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