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Back by popular demand! Adam Gopnik delivers a three-session online seminar coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Moliere’s birth and the publication of Richard Wilbur’s translations of his plays by the Library of America.
“Richard Wilbur’s Molière lives both as masterpieces of the translator’s art and as witness to a hopeful (and still not quite finished) American moment,” Gopnik writes. “Though Molière made his life in and around courts, his role was to become the first great comic poet of the emerging and ascendant middle classes. Wilbur came to Molière at a moment when that same bourgeoise in America was newly ascendant in another way—when a highly educated post-war culture had taken happy possession of a European cultural heritage then undermined on its own ground.”
Discounted copies of Wilbur’s translation of Molière, with introduction by Adam Gopnik, may be purchased with your registration, courtesy of Posman Books. We recommend purchasing the book bundle option by November 1 to ensure timely delivery. If you are purchasing a bundle, please include your current shipping address during checkout, or email it. The Library of America edition of Wilbur’s Molière plays includes The Bungler, Lovers’ Quarrels, Don Juan, The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, among others.
Class meets Wednesdays: December 1, 8 and 15.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
In-person programs:Adults and children ages 5+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend our in-person programs. Learn more.
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Adam Gopnik has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and reported pieces from abroad. He was the magazine’s art critic from 1987 to 1995 …
Adam Gopnik has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and reported pieces from abroad. He was the magazine’s art critic from 1987 to 1995 and the Paris correspondent from 1995 to 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he wrote a journal about New York life. He is the author of Through the Children’s Gate, The Table Comes First and At the Stranger’s Gate, among others. He has won three National Magazine Awards, for essays and for criticism, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In March of 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Namwali Serpell, Elleza Kelley and Saidiya Hartman