Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Grayce Burian's New Memoir of Her Marriage

Grayce Burian, a friend of the Writers Institute and a pillar of the Capital Region theatre community, has published a new memoir of her marriage to the late Jarka Burian, UAlbany professor and the foremost scholar of the Czech theatre.

Among other things, the new book, From Jerry to Jarka: A Breezy Memoir of a Long, Peripatetic Marriage (Ohio State University Press), recounts the couple's numerous extended stays in Czechoslovakia (and later, the Czech Republic) over a period of several decades from the 1960s to the 2000s, as that country experienced dramatic political and cultural transformations.

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Grayce Burian endows the annual Burian Lecture on the art of the theatre at the New York State Writers Institute through the Jarka & Grayce Susan Burian Endowment. She also serves on Board of the UAlbany Emeritus Center.

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