Category Archives: Fiction

Jamaica Kincaid with Robert Faggen, Conversation, 16 October 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 16, 2013.

Jamaica Kincaid, whose work has been called loosely auto-biographical, has said, “Everything I say is true, and everything I say is not true. You couldn’t admit any of it to a court of law. It would not be good evidence.” Her recent novel, See Now Then, chronicles the death of a marriage like a beautiful elegy, where Mr. and Mrs. Sweet’s final years together are anything but. Kincaid immigrated from the West Indies at 17 to New York, where she eventually joined the staff of The New Yorker.

Her books explore themes of colonialism and its legacy, and the complex relationships between mothers and daughters. She is the author of 19 books including the novel The Autobiography of My Mother and the memoir Among Flowers, chronicling her journey deep into the mountains of Nepal.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode she is introduced by Robert Faggen and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Jamaica Kincaid with Robert Faggen, 16 October 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 16, 2013.

Jamaica Kincaid with Robert Faggen

Jamaica Kincaid, whose work has been called loosely auto-biographical, has said, “Everything I say is true, and everything I say is not true. You couldn’t admit any of it to a court of law. It would not be good evidence.” Her recent novel, See Now Then, chronicles the death of a marriage like a beautiful elegy, where Mr. and Mrs. Sweet’s final years together are anything but. Kincaid immigrated from the West Indies at 17 to New York, where she eventually joined the staff of The New Yorker.

Her books explore themes of colonialism and its legacy, and the complex relationships between mothers and daughters. She is the author of 19 books including the novel The Autobiography of My Mother and the memoir Among Flowers, chronicling her journey deep into the mountains of Nepal.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

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James Heffernan on Leopold Bloom, 16 June 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2013.

James Heffernan on Leopold Bloom

A Lecture in Celebration of Bloomsday Presented by James Heffernan. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. Professor Heffernan will give an in-depth talk on Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, to commemorate Bloomsday in Santa Fe.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. His addiction to political news periodically drives him to blog for The Huffington Post where he advocated Stephen Colbert for Pope in January and again in February 2013.

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James Heffernan, Conversation, 16 June 2013 – Video

Recorded at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2013.

A Lecture in Celebration of Bloomsday Presented by James Heffernan. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. Professor Heffernan will give an in-depth talk on Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, to commemorate Bloomsday in Santa Fe.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. His addiction to political news periodically drives him to blog for The Huffington Post where he advocated Stephen Colbert for Pope in January and again in February 2013.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with the audience. The companion Talk may be found here.

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James Heffernan, Talk, 16 June 2013 – Video

Recorded at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2013.

A Lecture in Celebration of Bloomsday Presented by James Heffernan. Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. Professor Heffernan will give an in-depth talk on Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, to commemorate Bloomsday in Santa Fe.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. His addiction to political news periodically drives him to blog for The Huffington Post where he advocated Stephen Colbert for Pope in January and again in February 2013.

In this episode he is introduced by Patrick Lannan and then talked. The continued Conversation may be found here.

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David Mitchell with Tom Barbash, Conversation, 24 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2013.

David Mitchell’s novels include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical epic about a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan, and Number9Dream, described as “an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.” Mitchell’s celebrated Cloud Atlas, which erases the boundaries of genre and language with six interconnected stories that take the reader from the 19th century in the remote South Pacific to a post-apocalyptic distant future, was described as a “Nabokovian delight in word play” by The Washington Times.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Tom Barbash. The companion Reading episode may be found here.

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David Mitchell with Tom Barbash, Reading, 24 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2013.

David Mitchell’s novels include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical epic about a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan, and Number9Dream, described as “an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.” Mitchell’s celebrated Cloud Atlas, which erases the boundaries of genre and language with six interconnected stories that take the reader from the 19th century in the remote South Pacific to a post-apocalyptic distant future, was described as a “Nabokovian delight in word play” by The Washington Times.

In this episode he is introduced by Tom Barbash and then reads from his work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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David Mitchell with Tom Barbash, 24 April 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 24, 2013.

David Mitchell with Tom Barbash

David Mitchell’s novels include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a historical epic about a Dutch accountant’s adventures in feudal Japan, and Number9Dream, described as “an intoxicating ride through Tokyo’s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams.” Mitchell’s celebrated Cloud Atlas, which erases the boundaries of genre and language with six interconnected stories that take the reader from the 19th century in the remote South Pacific to a post-apocalyptic distant future, was described as a “Nabokovian delight in word play” by The Washington Times.

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Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer, Conversation, 10 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.

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Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with John Stauffer. The companion reading may be found here.

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Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer, Reading, 10 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.

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Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.

In this episode she is introduced by John Stauffer and then read from her work. The companion Conversation may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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