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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Adam Gopnik

Tue, March 12, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Adam Gopnik is a celebrated New Yorker staff writer who has been contributing to the magazine since 1986. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include Paris to the Moon; The King in the Window; Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York; Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life; The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food; and Winter: Five Windows on the Season. Gopnik has three National Magazine awards, for essays and for criticism, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. This conversation will be on his love for John Updike’s works. Books will be available for purchase from Shakespeare & Co., Booksellers.

Library of America, in partnership with the Rosenbach, presents Adam Gopnik on John Updike, a writer whom he has praised as “one of the greatest of all modern writers—and the first American since Henry James to get himself fully expressed. The precise, realist, encyclopedic appetite to get it all in and the exquisitist urge to make writing out of sensation rendered exactly were both alive in him. He was at once conjurer and chronicler.” This program celebrates the publication of John Updike: Novels 1959-1965, edited by Christopher Carduff, in the authoritative Library of America series.

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The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103