The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is a meeting place for biographers to discuss the traditional and current theories in that form. The Center conducts a number of annual events to accomplish that goal, among which are lectures and conversations from and with authors of recent published biographies.
This August, that included author Stephen Heyman, whose biography “Louis Bromfield, The Planter of Modern Life,” was discussed by 1812Blockhouse several weeks ago.
That post, which includes excerpts from an interview we had with Heyman, can be accessed here.
The conversation between the author and Thad Ziolkowski includes not only a discussion of Bromfield’s literary work and his life and labor at Malabar Farm, but also other aspects of his life, including his circle of friends and his evolving stance on mid 20th century politics.
It’s an interesting watch and listen for Bromfield-philes. To access the interview, click here.