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Title
Thomas Lynch interview, 2000 June
Creator
Lynch, Thomas
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2000-06
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Connie and Thomas begin the interview discussing how American culture praises youth and doesn’t dwell on death, and Thomas’s early encounters with cadavers through his father’s occupation. Thomas then talks about his son’s alcoholism, the prevalence of alcoholism in his family, and how such experiences influenced his writing. Connie has Thomas read a passage from the book, and they proceed to consider Thomas’s divorce, his custody of his children, and how divorce has come to be treated as something minor in American society before considering the importance of the living being witness to and responsible for the dead. Thomas then reads another passage in the work, and Connie closes the interview requesting an autograph for her copy of the book.
Type
moving image
Format
mp4
0:28:43
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1781
Language
English
Subject
Life
Source
U–matic tape
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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