MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus on Twitter · Facebook · Flickr · Newsletters 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 69.0° F  A Few Clouds
Arts

BOOKS

Tony Grooms reads from Bombingham

Article Tools:Read moreRead more Books items
Email this articleEmail this article
Print this articlePrint This Article
Email the authorEmail the author

In reading this passage during his Wisconsin Book Festival on Saturday, novelist Anthony Grooms offers a subtle hint of the great social, political and cultural upheavals revisited in Bombingham, his novel of the Civil Rights movement. Listen carefully to the last line, and you can hear the foreboding with which he punctuates an apparently innocent scene. The short video follows below.

Framed by the context of the Vietnam conflict, Bombingham is a novel that is not so much about innocence lost as constitutional morality sought -- and, perhaps, found in some imperfect or incomplete form -- in a republic that was never all that innocent to begin with.

Add to DiggShare this item
0 Comments

Log in or register to comment

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater

commentsViewedForum
Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar