Phillip Lopate '64CC

Phillip Lopate is the author of the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body, and Totally, Tenderly, Tragically; and of the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of a Summer. His most recent books are Portrait Inside My Head and To Show and to Tell. He is the director of the non-fiction writing program at Columbia.

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Confessions of a Reluctant Revolutionary
Winter 2017 Confessions of a Reluctant Revolutionary

During the campus protests of 1968, writer Phillip Lopate ’64CC joined an alumni group supporting the student radicals. Now, almost fifty years later, he’s still trying to make sense of his place in that time.

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