Wayne Booth Memorial Service
On March 9, the University of Chicago will host a memorial service honoring the memory of Wayne Booth (1921-2005). The service will take place at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (1156 E. 59th Street), from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
Wayne Booth wrote some of the most influential and engaging criticism of our time, most notably the 1961 classic The Rhetoric of Fiction, a book that transformed literary criticism and became the standard reference point for advanced discussions of how fiction works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers re-create texts. This May, the University of Chicago Press will publish The Essential Wayne Booth.
Read an excerpt from For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals.