A life of Charles Lamb with Eric G. Wilson

Graphic for A Life of Charles Lamb with Eric G. Wilson on Thursday, January 27 at 7 pm in Bookmarks.Join us for a book talk on Dream-Child: A Life of Charles Lamb by Eric G. Wilson on Thursday, January 27 at 7 pm in Bookmarks!

There will be a chat about the book with the author and a book signing after the event. 

The book will be available for purchase at the event or you can pre-order your copy today below. 

Detail:

  • When: Thursday, January 27 at 7 pm
  • Where: Bookmarks
  • Cost: Free; registration required
  • Register herewww.bookmarksnc.org/EricGWilson_Registration
  • BookDream-Child: A Life of Charles Lamb 
  • Booksigning after the event

About Dream-Child: A Life of Charles Lamb

An in-depth look into the life of Romantic essayist Charles Lamb and the legacy of his work

A pioneer of urban Romanticism, essayist Charles Lamb (1775–1834) found inspiration in London’s markets, theaters, prostitutes, and bookshops. He prized the city’s literary scene, too, where he was a star wit. He counted among his admirers Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His friends valued in his conversation what distinguished his writing style: a highly original blend of irony, whimsy, and melancholy.
 
Eric G. Wilson captures Lamb’s strange charm in this meticulously researched and engagingly written biography. He demonstrates how Lamb’s humor helped him cope with a life‑defining tragedy: in a fit of madness, his sister Mary murdered their mother. Arranging to care for her himself, Lamb saved her from the gallows. Delightful when sane, Mary became Charles’s muse, and she collaborated with him on children’s books. In exploring Mary’s presence in Charles’s darkly comical essays, Wilson also shows how Lamb reverberates in today’s experimental literature.

About Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson is Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University. He is the author of several books, including Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck and Against Happiness.


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Event date: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
634 W. Fourth St.
#110
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Dream-Child: A Life of Charles Lamb Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300230802
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - January 4th, 2022

An in-depth look into the life of Romantic essayist Charles Lamb and the legacy of his work

A pioneer of urban Romanticism, essayist Charles Lamb (1775–1834) found inspiration in London’s markets, theaters, prostitutes, and bookshops. He prized the city’s literary scene, too, where he was a star wit.


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