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August 3, 2004

Author Daniel Mark Epstein to Discuss Recent Book at the Library of Congress on Sept. 30

A "Lectures in the Humanities and Social Sciences" Series Event

Writer and historian Daniel Mark Epstein will discuss his latest book, "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" (Random House), at the Library of Congress at noon on Thursday, Sept. 30 in the sixth floor Mumford Room of the Library's James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. A book signing will follow the discussion. This free public presentation is co-sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Center for the Book.

Daniel Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer with 12 books in print. His poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The Paris Review and is widely anthologized. Epstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His dramas have been staged in regional theaters, and in productions on National Public Radio and Off-Broadway.

In 1998 Epstein published an acclaimed translation of Euripides' play "The Bacchae." His biography of Nat King Cole was a New York Times "notable book" of 1999, and his biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay was a New York Public Library "Books to Remember Selection" in 2001.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading and libraries. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division provides reference service and collection development in the Main, Local History and Genealogy and Microform reading rooms and sponsors lectures in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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PR 04-135
08/03/04
ISSN 0731-3527

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