Talk starts: 7:00pm
Audience Q&A: 8:00pm
Book signing: 8:15pm
Lara Feigel and Caroline Maclean will be in conversation about the creative, tangled overlaps of life, art, literature and motherhood in their recent works: Maclean’s Circles and Squares: The Lives and Art of the Hampstead Modernists and Feigel’s Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing and her novel The Group.
Lara Feigel is a Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London. She is the author of five works of non-fiction, including The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War, The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich and Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing, and of one novel, The Group. She reviews regularly for the Guardian and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her next book Look! We Have Come Through! - Living with D.H. Lawrence is out in August. It combines memoir, literary criticism and biography to think through what D.H. Lawrence has to offer to us now.
Caroline Maclean’s Circle and Squares: the Lives and Art of the Hampstead Modernists chronicles the rise and fall of British modernism in the 1930s when Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore were living within a few streets of each other in the Mall Studios and Parkhill Road. Not long after, famed émigrés Walter Gropius, László Moholy Nagy and Marcel Breuer joined them, moving into the newly built Isokon around the corner. Caroline Maclean’s first book ‘The Vogue for Russia: Modernism and the Unseen 1900-1930’ explored Russian aesthetics in the work of Virginia Woolf and Mary Butts. Caroline has lived in New York and Boston and now lives in London where she combines writing and teaching English and History of Art.
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