The Villagers Book Reading
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Featuring Edward Field
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Original program listing:
Wednesday, January 12
6:30- 8:00 P.M.
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas
(between West 9th & 10th Streets)
Free; reservations required.
The Villagers, a portrait of Greenwich Village as experienced by four generations of the Endicott family, who moved to Perry Street in 1845, incorporates historical figures such as Henry James, Walt Whitman, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, while the Village evolved from sleepy hamlet by the Hudson to the cradle of arts, bohemia, and free love. Edward Field, who writes fiction with Neil Derrick under the pseudonym Bruce Elliot, will discuss and read from this historical novel.
Originally published as Village in 1978, it has been extensively revised for this edition. The two authors, longtime Villagers themselves, began writing together when novelist Derrick lost his sight and Field, who had only written poetry up until that point, began to collaborate with him. The Villagers will be available for purchase.