September 19th, 2012
In this Author History Lecture Video, recorded at the 92nd Street Y back in November, 2009, Martin Amis, Brian Boyd and Chip Kidd pay tribute to Vladimir Nabokov and read from his posthumous work, “The Original of Laura”. Biographer Brian Boyd begins with a presentation on the novel's place within Nabokov's canon; Martin Amis discusses Nabokov in relation to tragedy and the Holocaust; Chip Kidd discusses the design history of Nabokov's book covers from the past in reference to his own design of “The Original of Laura” Book Jacket ( shown up above ). A reading from Laura follows. Also, for more 92Y event information please visit: 92Y.org
Fans of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will totally love this wonderful lecture series by Poet J. D. McClatchy. His witty English-language libretto of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has become a holiday favorite at The Metropolitan Opera. He has now translated seven of the libretti, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cos Fan Tutte. To celebrate the publication of his translations, Mr. McClatchy is joined by Met singers for an evening of readings and Classical Music performance. This video was recently published & it was recorded at the 92nd Street Y on December 1st, 2010.
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