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Prospero’s Son: Local Author Writes Of Life, Books, Love And Theater

Above: Seth Lerer, UC San Diego dean of Arts and Humanities

Aired 4/23/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Seth Lerer, author, dean of arts and humanities, UC San Diego

Transcript

In Shakespeare's last play The Tempest, the main character, Prospero, averts a tragic ending by renouncing his books of magic and sorcery.

In the new memoir, Prospero's Son, author Seth Lerer averts a tragic ending to his family's history by embracing the books of his youth in an effort to understand his later life. In the process, he confronts some painful secrets about his relationship with his father and with his own son.

Prospero's Son Life, Books, Love and Theater by Seth Lerer

Seth Lerer won a National Book Critics Circle Award for his book Children's Literature: A Readers History From Aesop to Harry Potter.

He will be discussing and signing his book Prospero's Son at Warwicks in La Jolla on May 7th.

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