Renowned scholar and author Robert Richardson will be sharing his recent reflections on Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism with responses from Robert Gross, Bay Emerson Bancroft and Megan Marshall at the Concord Museum’s Franklin Lyceum on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Richardson is the author of the acclaimed Emerson: The Mind on Fireand Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind.He was born in Milwaukee, spent his early years in Medford and Concord, attended and graduated from Harvard, and then pursued a career of teaching and writing. In his mid-forties he turned to writing intellectual biographies. He currently divides his time between Key West, Cripple Creek, VA., and Cape Cod. As one reviewer has written: “While Richardson’s scholarly mastery of his subjects – the founding fathers of American intellectual life – is impressive, what astonished is his ability to provide the reader with a visceral experience of their lives. Richardson’s books bear the vivid energy of our most imaginative writers and belong, says John Banville, among the glories of contemporary literature.”’
The event will take place at 7:00pm in the Franklin Lyceum at the Rasmussen Education Center. Concord Museum Members $5, Non-Members $10. Reservations required. Reserve online www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216
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