Celebration: A Novel by Harvey Swados

By Harvey Swados

In outdated age, a political firebrand seems again at a lifestyles full of social and political turmoil


Samuel Lumen has reached the hearts of thousands along with his fearless advocacy for liberal reasons. Now he’s virtually 90 years outdated, and the tips he espoused as a tender guy, radical on the time, are woven into the political panorama of the US, whilst they’ve been warped and diluted by means of more youthful generations. His ideological heirs are looking to honor his contributions with a dinner party jam-packed with pomp and situation, yet Lumen’s now not so certain he’s able to honor his heirs in go back. instructed via Lumen’s diary entries, Celebration recounts his wealthy lifestyles, choked with fulfillment, unhappiness, and an ever-growing information of the prices of stressed radicalism.

 

Published posthumously, Celebration is a becoming capstone to Swados’s mythical profession as a novelist and critic, and is an unforgettable examine the intersection of reminiscence, nostalgia, and histories either own and political. 

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