Nicholas Delbanco’s Art of Youth studies talent cut short Studying the output of Stephen Crane, Dora Carrington and George Gershwin, Nicholas Delbanco looks for commonalities among creative types who create great works at young ages, then die early. Book review by David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic November 27, 2013 | 1:30 p.m. […]
The Art of Youth Introduction My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light. —Edna St. Vincent Millay Searching for sugar man is a documentary about the singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. I saw it weeks ago, and it has stayed […]
Recently Nicholas Delbanco was interviewed by C-SPAN about his new book The Art of Youth. Video footage of this interview can be found at the C-SPAN Video Library.
In his nuanced and haunting “speculative inquiry” into the chronology of creativity, Delbanco considered prolonged productivity in Lastingness: The Art of Old Age (2011) and now investigates the opposite, profiling three very different artists who died young. Seeking to inhabit the inner and outer worlds of his intriguing subjects, Delbanco bridges indisputable facts and persistent […]
November 20, 2013, 7pm Delbanco will be appearing at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Join us for a discussion regarding the release of his latest non-fiction book, The Art of Youth. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the website for Nicola’s Books. Location: Nicola’s Books Westgate […]