Jarvis Thurston Commemoration at Olin Library, March 24, 2008: William H. Gass' Remarks
A few weeks back I posted about the death of Jarvis Thurston, former chairman of the English Department at Washington University, husband of the poet Mona Van Duyn and a longtime friend of my family.
The highlight of the event, held in a small room in the Department of Special Collections in Olin Library, was Bill Gass' remembrance of Jarvis, which I managed to record.
(Temporary) caveat: Please forgive the cruddy audio quality. I will have someone who actually knows what they're doing try to up the volume and smooth out the sound.
While you're listening, here's a link to my previous Jarvis Thurston post.
And here's one to the obituary that ran on Wash. U.'s site.