Dominic Pacyga: Chicago in the Time of Augie

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.

Chicago, 

IL 

60605

Presenter

Chicago Public Library
312-747-4300

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

One of the great accomplishments of The Adventures of Augie March is how author Saul Bellow integrates Depression-era Chicago into Augie’s life. Join Chicago historian Dominic Pacyga (author of Chicago: A Biography) for an exploration of the era as represented by Augie’s adventures—labor strikes, welfare, odd jobs, and the refuge sought in pool halls and at boxing matches. This program is presented as part of One Book, One Chicago.