Author Daniel Mark Epstein discussed his book "Lincoln and Whitman
Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington"
Event Date: September 30, 2004
A “Lectures in the Humanities and Social Sciences” Series Event.
Writer and historian Daniel Mark Epstein discussed his latest book,
“Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington” (Random House),
at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Daniel Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer
with 12 books in print. Epstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Prix de Rome
from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 1998 Epstein published an acclaimed translation of Euripides’ play “The Bacchae.” His biography
of Nat King Cole was a New York Times “notable book” of 1999, and his biography
of Edna St. Vincent Millay was a New York Public Library “Books to Remember Selection” in 2001.
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public
interest in books, reading and libraries. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division
provides reference service and collection development in the Main, Local History and Genealogy
and Microform reading rooms and sponsors lectures in the arts, humanities and social sciences.