James Merrill: Past, Present and Future – Stephen Geller

Stephen Geller describes his admiration for James Merrill’s poetry, in particular ‘Divine Comedies’.

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Stephen Geller Bio

With his adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5, winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, Stephen Geller began working in the international film industries, with Rome as his home base, for nearly twenty years. His teleplay for the miniseries, Warburg: A Man of Influence, won the Silver Bear Award, the most prestigious prize for any international mini-series.

He has also been a novelist since the publication of his first novel, She Let Him Continue, in 1965, and has published fourteen novels. Most recently, the first book of this trilogy, called My Russian Novel, appeared on Amazon.

Stephen Geller also has directed television documentaries, theatre and a feature film. He both created and taught screenwriting programs at Arizona State’s Creative Writing Major, and Boston University’s College of Communication.

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