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Another Look Book Club

Alfred Hayes's "My Face for the World to See"

Screenwriter, television writer, and novelist Alfred Hayes (1911-85) published My Face for the World to See when he was 47. His noir novella explores Hollywood in the 1950s.


In The Los Angeles Review of Books, filmmaker Alex Harvey called it “his most achieved portrait of male self-deception ... a sharp, forensic examination of power and money...”

Leading author Tobias Wolff, a National Medal of Arts recipient and Stanford professor emeritus of English, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Stanford Prof. Robert Harrison, director of Another Look; novelist Terry Gamble; and David Thomson, film critic and regular contributor to The New York Times, The New Republic, The Guardian, and Salon. Thomson wrote the introduction to the book.

Another Look is a seasonal book club that draws together Stanford's top writers and scholars with distinguished figures from the Bay Area and beyond. The books selected have been Stanford’s picks for short masterpieces you may not have read before.

The event is free and open to the public. Come early for best seats.

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Details

When:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 07:30 PM

Where:

Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford University

Sponsor:

Continuing Studies Program, Stanford Humanities Center

Contact:

650.815.9839
cynthia.haven@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free and open to the public