What a Book! What a Performance! What a Night!

Alex launched his new book last night at Ken Sanders’ Rare Books.

Here is Michael McLane’s photo of Alex as he began:


The audience filled the place, with the crowd stretching out the open door onto the street.

Alex was powerful and pensive, funny and wise. And the book, a reproduction of hid notebook “Six Days on the Colorado River Thru Cataract Canyon,” is stunning. The folks at Saltfront made the book look like it had just been rescued from the water. It is a work of art.


yesterday the river

ripped my glasses

off my face and said:

Now, look !!


A couple of images:



About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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6 Responses to What a Book! What a Performance! What a Night!

  1. Travis Low says:

    Heard it was fantastic. Sad I had to miss the event. Thanks for posting!


  2. alex says:

    Thanks much(o) for the good words. But a book is only as good as the readers.


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