The Bookery Nook will be hosting a Fighters & Writers reading and signing on Tuesday March 1st at 6pm. Since 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the first Joe Louis-Max Schmeling bout, I’m considering reading a related essay.
Louis’s success and, in the case of the 1936 fight, failure meant a great deal to millions of people, who’d invested much of their hopes in the fighter, took pride in his accomplishments and were shaken by his first loss. Philip Roth weaves this history, including the 1938 Louis-Schmeling rematch, into The Human Stain, which I write about in conjunction with several other novels, and just might talk about at my second Colorado reading.
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
Tuesday, March 1, 6pm