Poet, editor and author Susan Hahn joins us for a special after-hours event to celebrate the publication of her new book, Losing Beck: A Triptych
Losing Beck is the story of Jennie Silver, who is trying to get over a man who was greatly influenced by the renowned Hungarian emigré novelist Avigdor Element. Spanning a hundred years of history from when Nijinsky danced "The Afternoon of the Faun" in Paris in 1912, through World Wars I and II, to very close to the present, Jennie keeps a diary, writes a play and a novella in her attempt to control her desperate, high-pitched emotions focused on a man she is uncontrollably drawn to and at the same time finds repugnant. A man who is one of the keepers and part of the legacy of Element's bad behavior.
Susan Hahn is the author of nine books of poetry, two produced plays and one previous novel. Among her awards for writing are a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes and Special Mentions in poetry and fiction, a Jeff Recommendation in playwrighting, The Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry and The George Kent Award from Poetry magazine. The Chicago Tribune named two of her poetry books among the best books of the year. She is the recipient of several Illinois Arts Council Fellowships and Literary Awards.
Losing Beck is the story of Jennie Silver, who is trying to get over a man who was greatly influenced by the renowned Hungarian emigr novelist Avigdor Element.