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An Evening with New Yorker Writer Adam Gopnik on the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

(l to r) John Andrews and Adam Gopnik

ESU members joined with those from the Shakespeare Guild and National Arts Club for a memorable evening of stimulating conversation with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik on November 22.  The topic of the conversation was primarily retrospection on the assassination of JFK, which occurred on that day 50 years prior, interwoven with comparisons to Lincoln's and other assassinations, and the influence of Shakespeare and his themes on both men. 

Mr. Gopnik drew on one of his recent publications, Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, derived from a New Yorker article.  Joining him in the conversation was the Shakespeare Guild's John Andrews, who has published articles about the Lincoln assassination in The Atlantic and The New York Times

Best known, perhaps, for Paris to the Moon, a touching account of the years that he and his family spend in the City of Light, Adam Gopnik has also enriched our lives with Americans in Paris, an anthology of New World responses to the French capital, and The Table Comes First: France, Family, and the Meaning of Food, a volume that has been lauded in the Dining section of The New York Times and is now being adapted for the theater.


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