The Magician: An Evening with Colm Tóibín
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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Author Colm Tóibín shares his newest novel at the National Arts Club.
Tóibín’s The Magician opens in a provincial German city at the turn of the 20th century, where young Thomas Mann is growing up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable. Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. He becomes the most successful novelist of his time (Death in Venice, The Magic Mountain), the winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize—and also a public man whose private life remains secret.
In this acclaimed book, as Michael Cunningham (The Hours) puts it, “Tóibín takes us almost shockingly close to the mystery of art itself.”Buy tickets/get more info now