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New JJS on the Way

By posted at 11:00 am on January 29, 2014 1

Ever since Pulphead, we can’t get enough of John Jeremiah Sullivan, so we’re happy to hear he’s at work on his next book, The Prime Minister of Paradise. Sullivan will tell the story of Christian Priber, a German American who tried to establish a utopia in 18th century South Carolina. “This man, he really represented the height of the enlightenment at the time,” Sullivan said during a recent interview at Notre Dame.  No word on an official release date yet, but it’s already being optioned for film by Scott Rudin.





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One Response to “New JJS on the Way”

  1. Kai Weber
    at 4:11 pm on January 29, 2014

    If you read German and can’t wait or want an alternative perspective, consider Ursula Naumann’s longform essay “Pribers Paradies” (Eichborn, 2001).

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