This was a wonderful conversation. It is so interesting to go back now, with the events going on in the United States and around the world, and see literary perspectives on race and other unfortunate issues and how they were reflected so long ago, and in many ways, seem just as bad, if not worse, now. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in understanding how we are indoctrinated into certain patterns of viewing other people by language, and other medium. I particularly found the entire interview with Cavett to be fascinating.
Samuel’s lecture was extremely well organized and presented and was very interesting
Once again, Samuel knocked it out of the park. This was an excellent explanation of the who/what/when/why/how of the Parisian jazz age and how that morphed & joined up with the existentialists after WWII. I learned a lot and have new spots to visit & appreciate on my next trip to Paris!
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This session was full of fascinating stories about what life was like for Black Americans living in Paris during the 1920s and what drove them to cross the Atlantic to find more freedom to express themselves. Samuel is super knowledgable and knew lots of details about the personal relationships between the different characters who were hanging around Paris in that era.