Thursday, Jul 19, 7-8:30 PM

Event! Philip and Judith Bonnner

Judith Bonner and Thomas Bonner Jr., PhD, will discuss their new book Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles is a parody of Miguel Covarrubias� The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans. It features drawings of prominent characters from caricaturist and silver designer William Spratling. The book also includes a forward in the style of Sherwood Anderson by William Faulkner who originally arranged and captioned the drawings for release. Judith Bonner provides an introduction to the subjects and their significance. She and husband Thomas Bonner Jr. researched and provided short biographies of each individual that bring to life this collaboration in an updated replica of the first edition of the classic by the original publisher. Spratling and Faulkner captured many of the creative luminaries of the day living in the Quarter including Nathaniel Curtis, Oliver LaFarge, Samuel Louis Gilmore, Ellsworth Woodward, Natalie Vivian Scott, Frans Bloom, Richard Kirk, Moise Goldstein, John McClure, Elizabeth Thomas Weirlein, Keith Temple, Lyle Saxon, Grace King, Genevieve Pitot, and many more. Dr. Thomas Bonner Jr. is Professor Emeritus at Xavier University where he specialized in the study of American Literature, particularly that of William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, and Edger Allen Poe, as well as World Literature. Judith H. Bonner is Senior Curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection, where she has worked since 1987. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and catalogs on Southern art and art criticism. For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.