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Thalia Book Club: Anne Roiphe's Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust without Reason
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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 06/01/2011 at Symphony Space.

The novelist and essayist discusses her luminous and intensely personal new memoir of her life in the New York literary circles of the fifties to sixties, with her daughter, the cultural critic Katie Roiphe. "A year and a half ago when my mother handed me the manuscript of her new memoir, she had never mentioned a single one of the racy or disturbing things in it..."- Katie Roiphe

+ About the Artists

Anne Roiphe’s eighteen books include the memoirs Art and Madness and Fruitful, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the novel Up the Sandbox, a national bestseller. She has written for The New York Times, The New York Observer, Vogue, Elle, Redbook, Parents, and The Guardian and is a contributing editor to the Jerusalem Report. She lives in New York City.

Katie Roiphe is a professor of journalism at New York University and the author most recently of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

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