On Dickens with Adam Gopnik

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, along with his other Christmas books, are classics so familiar to us that we often do not interrogate their sources or examine their profounder points.

In this talk, Adam Gopnik explores Dickens’s vision of Christmas, distinguishes it from that of his contemporaries, sheds light on his forgotten Jewish protege in Christmas tale-telling, Benjamin Farjeon, and shows why Dickens’s Christmas still matters even to secular people in a distant time.

Please note that this event, originally scheduled for December 18, has moved to February 12. Your ticket is valid for the rescheduled date.











When: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017 at 11:00 am
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $42
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Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, along with his other Christmas books, are classics so familiar to us that we often do not interrogate their sources or examine their profounder points.

In this talk, Adam Gopnik explores Dickens’s vision of Christmas, distinguishes it from that of his contemporaries, sheds light on his forgotten Jewish protege in Christmas tale-telling, Benjamin Farjeon, and shows why Dickens’s Christmas still matters even to secular people in a distant time.

Please note that this event, originally scheduled for December 18, has moved to February 12. Your ticket is valid for the rescheduled date.

Buy tickets/get more info now