Tiersky's Philosophical Interpretation of Mitterrand

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Ronald Tiersky, Joseph R. Eastman '04 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, has just published Francois Mitterrand: The Last French President ($29.95, 438 pp., St. Martin's Press, NY 2000), a multi-faceted study of this controversial French president (1981-1995), whom Tiersky knew personally and often interviewed.

Los Angeles Piano Quartet Opens Music at Amherst Series

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - The Los Angeles Piano Quartet will open the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program includes piano quartets by Beethoven and Brahms, and John Harbison's "November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes," a 1988 meditation on the death and life of Franz Schubert.

Peterson Compares Russian and African-American Soul

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Dale Peterson, professor of English and Russian at Amherst College, has just published Up from Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul ($18.95 paper, 240 pp., Duke University Press, Durham), the first study to consider the evolution of Russian and African-American cultural nationalism in literature.

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