Robert D. Richardson Jr., author of acclaimed books on Emerson and Thoreau and on
American literature and myth, will speak on “Sinking Ships, Erupting Volcanos, and
the Writing of Literary Biography” on Wednesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Everest
He is the author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind (1986) and Emerson: The
Mind on Fire (1995), for which he won the Bancroft Award in History.
His talk is sponsored by the English department.