Gerald and Janice Haslam - In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Hayakawa

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
Gerald and Janice Haslam discuss In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Hayakawa ($26.95), a detailed and synaptically stimulating biography of the one-time Mill Valley resident and eminent linguist, semanticist, writer, professor, President of San Francisco State University, controversial public figure, United States Senator and organizer the Anti-Digit Dialing League.

In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa traces the fascinating life of an iconic American writer, teacher, politician, and family man. In the process, authors Gerald W. Haslam and Janice E. Haslam tell us a lot about the culture wars of the 20th century—and of American identity itself.”— Jonah Raskin

Gerald W. Haslam, a former student of Hayakawa, is a professor emeritus of English at Sonoma State University and the author and editor of numerous books, including Workin’ Man Blues: Country Music in California and the anthology Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State. Janice E. Haslam is the coauthor, with her husband, of the fiction collection Manuel and the Madman and An Instructor's Guide to Many Californias.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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