John Knowles, who died in 2001, was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, as well as a recipient of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Lecture by Jennifer Gilmore, author of SOMETHING RED and GOLDEN COUNTRY
Has anyone here NOT read A Separate Peace? If so a warning; there may be spoilers. It’s loosely: the story of two boys—Gene and Phineas, from different backgrounds, at a New Hampshire prep school. The year is 1942 and outside of the bubble of boarding school, a war is on. But it’s making its way inside the school as well, and this is reflected in the fraught friendship between these two...