Lecture to Focus on "Unrepentant Curmudgeon"OGDEN, Utah -- The life and writings of Bernard DeVoto, historian, novelist and unrepentant curmudgeon, will be discussed by Russell Burrows, assistant professor of English at Weber State University, Wednesday, January 22, at 1 p.m., in the Stewart Library Special Collections.
DeVoto, who was born in Ogden in 1897, penned a long-lived column called “The Easy Chair” in Harper’s magazine throughout the mid-twentieth century, and often expressed a love-hate relationship with his hometown.
Burrows authored a study of DeVoto, which was published as part of the Western Writers Series by Boise State University Press.
This lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Stewart Library and is free to the public. For parking information, please call (801) 626-6975. For other information, please contact Linda Sillitoe, public outreach coordinator for the Stewart Library, at (801) 626-7351.