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Dialogue Series: Jennifer Egan on How to Create Your Own Rules

 

<p>May 4, 2012 &nbsp;|&nbsp;The New School &nbsp;| &nbsp;New York City<br />
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With Jennifer Egan and Jacob Weisberg</p>
 
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What shapes a novel beyond its beginning, middle, and end? Does structure trigger narrative? Author of 2011&rsquo;s genre-defying, A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan has said of her process, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know what I&rsquo;m doing. That&rsquo;s the price you pay for doing something different every time.&rdquo; In the second installment of our Dialogue Series, &ldquo;What to Do With Literature,&rdquo; the Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning writer explores the role of structure in writing and reading, sharing her perspective on the &ldquo;rules&rdquo; and her process in bending them.<br />
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Co-sponsored by The New School for Social Research&nbsp;</p>
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<p style=”font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(103, 103, 103); “><strong>PEN Blogs</strong></p>
<p style=”font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(103, 103, 103); “>&bull;&nbsp;Carol Bergman:<br />
I arrived at the dialogue session without any expectations as&mdash;dare I admit it&mdash;I have not read any of Jennifer Egan&rsquo;s books…[More]</p>
<p>&bull;&nbsp;Yaffa Fredrick:<br style=”color: rgb(103, 103, 103); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; ” />
Jennifer Egan is not your average novelist. She doesn&rsquo;t subscribe to the rule of linearity in her storytelling…[More]</p>

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