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Rosen to Read at Mendocino College     

On November 5th, The Friends of the Mendocino College Library will host a reading by author Gerald Rosen at 7:30 PM in Room 5310 on the Ukiah campus. This is the second in a series of readings the group has sponsored this fall, and it will present a third reading on December 10th.

     Gerald Rosen is the author of seven books including the novels Blues for a Dying Nation, The Carmen Miranda Memorial Flagpole,Growing Up Bronx, and the non-fiction Zen in the Art of J.D. Salinger. His new book, Cold Eye, Warm Heart- A Novelist's Search for Meaning, is a comic, political and philosophical memoir of the Sixties generation.

     The noted critic Jerome Klinkowitz has written, "This is the best book about the American cultural transformation of the last half of the twentieth century that has ever been written."  The book has been assigned at the Sorbonne and Rosen has been invited to speak in Italy.

    Additionally, Rosen's books have been the subject of four European university dissertations, and he has lectured about his work at universities from Amsterdam, Lisbon, Bologna, Groningen, and Nijmegen, to Yale, Columbia, Penn and UC Berkeley.  His books have been recommended by the NY Times and critics have called him "a master of comedy," "a poet of the one-liner," and "nothing less than a tender, passionate Philip Roth."  

     Admission to the reading is free and Rosen will sign copies of Cold Eye, Warm Heart- A Novelist’s Search for Meaning following the reading. The Friends of the Mendocino College Library, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation is in its sixth year of presenting literary events at the college. For more information, visit or call (707) 468-3051.





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