Guy Davenport

Guy Davenport was born in South Carolina and lived for more than forty years in Lexington, Kentucky, where he died in 2005. The author of more than twenty books, including "Geography Of The Imagination, Eclogues" and "The Death Of Picasso," he was also a distinguished professor at the University of Kentucky and a MacArthur Fellow in 1990. Erik Reece, himself a student of Davenport and now his literary executor, is also the author of "Lost Mountain, An American Gospel" and "Field Work. "