Author Liz Goldwyn Book Talk and Signing

Presented by the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Author Series
Monday, Nov 30, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

A brilliantly imaginative, illustrated recreation of an 1890s Los Angeles pocket guide to the brothels of the day, Sporting Guide "reveals a pre-Hollywood Los Angeles dreamscape, in which streetwalkers, politicians, and industrialists rubbed shoulders (among other things) with the uninhibited libidos of the Gilded Age. Deploying the lost genre of the sporting guide - a then-popular directory of bordellos and cathouses published in most major cities and traded privately among the upper and haute bourgeios classes - Goldwyn assembles a cast of madams, prostitutes, orphans, and drug-dealers reminiscent of those in Zola's 'Les Rougon-Macquart' series." (Eric Morse, Paris Review)

Reception to follow after talk.

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Admission is free with no reservation required.