In REMEMBERING DENNY, essayist and poet Calvin Trillin investigates the death of a Yale classmate. In so doing, he also reflects upon the American fifties, offering a provocative look at the way we were - rather than the way we thought we were - and its consequences.
"Trillin is recording a time, a place, and an illusion...which Trillin punctures gracefully and not without tenderness." (New York Newsday)
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In a memoir on an uncharacteristically somber subject, Trillin (American Stories, 1991, etc.) traces the life of his college friend Roger ``Denny'' Hansen: Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, possessor of charm and good looks to spare--and, at age 55, a suicide victim.| Read Full Review of Remembering Denny
In his most personal book, Trillin ( American Stories ) poignantly investigates the life of his Yale classmate and onetime close friend Roger ``Denny'' Hansen, a Rhodes scholar, academic and State Department employee whose extraordinary promise ended in middle age with his suicide.| Read Full Review of Remembering Denny
B Originally posted Apr 16, 1993 Published in issue #166 Apr 16, 1993 Order article reprintsApr 16 1993 | Read Full Review of Remembering Denny
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