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May 2017
from $28

Richard Ford

May 11 @ 7:30 pm

In an exclusive New York engagement, Richard Ford reads from Between Them, his newly published memoir of his parents. Written with the same trademark empathy, insight and mastery as his classic Frank Bascombe novels, Between Them is an intimate portrait of mid-twentieth-century American life, a redeeming meditation on family and a son’s great act of love. “He is possessed of a writer’s greatest gifts: pure vocal grace, quiet humor, precise and calm observation,” wrote Lorrie Moore.   Between Them Let…

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Seamus Heaney’s “Aeneid, Book VI” with Stephen Rea and Neil Martin

May 22 @ 7:30 pm

Acclaimed actor Stephen Rea teams with cellist Neil Martin to present the U.S. premiere of their staging of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Aeneid Book VI. “There’s one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence and that is Aeneas’s venture into the underworld,” Seamus Heaney once told an interviewer. “The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years — the golden bough, Charon’s barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.” Heaney’s translation of…

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