Nota Bene

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Sep 18, 2015

My Reading at NYU Bookstore



My first reading for Cinematic Quests for Identity: The Hero’s Encounter with the Beast took place at New York University Bookstore last night. No author could ask for a better audience. Friends, family, colleagues and former students from CUNY/Baruch and CUNY/City Tech attended. I read briefly from my first chapter, which is about Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la BĂȘte (1946), and then did a presentation on the conventions of the quest in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991), the subject of my second chapter.


Afterward, we had a terrific question and answer session and a book signing. Check back in a few days for video clips from the presentation.