The Arts

Celebrating Coover
Literary luminaries gathered in April to toast Robert Coover’s 33 years at Brown.

May 15th, 2018
Illustration of writers
Illo: Eric Hanson

“Of all the postmodern writers,” said Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times, “Robert Coover is probably the funniest and most malicious, mixing up broad social and political satire with vaudeville turns, lewd pratfalls, and clever word plays that make us rethink both the mechanics of the world and our relationship to it.”  During his years at Brown, Coover  established an MFA program in Digital Language Arts and Brown’s International Writers Project, which provides sanctuary each year for a writer facing harassment, imprisonment, censorship and suppression of his or her work in homelands around the world.

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