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Upcoming Event at Burns Library- Golden Spiders and Black Orchids

by Brittany Lehman, Ph.D. on 2019-11-05T09:02:21-05:00 in History | Comments
Everyone is invited to our opening reception for our current exhibit at Burns Library- Golden Spiders and Black Orchids: A 'Satisfactory' Look into the Life and Mysteries of Rex Stout- on Wednesday, November 20 from 5-6:30pm.  This exhibit was curated by Sadie Sunderland-Rhoads, one of our former reading room assistants who just received her MA from the History department here at BC. Come by the Fine Print and Irish Rooms in Burns Library on 11/20 to view our newest exhibit, congratulate Sadie, and enjoy some light refreshments.
Rex Stout, perhaps best known for the Nero Wolfe detective novels, was an author and political activist, as well as an avid chef and gardener. While the colorful characters of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin make lasting impressions which continue to attract readers, Stout was himself a character. Many argue that his eccentricities, such as his devotion to his beard, cooking, and gardening, were his inspiration when creating the character of Wolfe, the crotchety detective who rarely left his home and spent much of his time working with his orchids or indulging in his love of fine food. Using five collections from Burns Library, this exhibit explores Stout’s fiction and its adaptations, his political activism, and his hobbies.

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