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Invitation to World Literature

INVITATION TO WORLD LITERATURE brings together a tantalizing mix of writers, literary scholars, artists and performers to explore timeless tales from a variety of eras and cultures. Writers and scholars discuss key scenes while artists and performers deliver modern interpretations of an eclectic collection stretching from ancient Greece (Euripides) to the French Enlightenment (Voltaire) to the modern day (Gabriel Garcia Marquez). Guests include: actor Alan Cummings, theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, acclaimed composer Philip Glass, playwright David Henry Huang, film director Harold Ramis, actress Kristen Chenoweth and humorist Mo Rocca.

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Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 - 2:30 AM    "The God of Small Things" Fraternal twins Rahel and Estha struggle to reclaim their lives after their childhood is destroyed by tragic circumstances. As past and present merge in this narrative of Indian society and politics, the many layers of the caste system are mirrored in the poetic and inventive language of the author. Featured speakers include Simon Gikandi of Princeton University, author Evelyn Ch'ien. D
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Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 - 2:00 AM "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 - 2:30 AM "The God of Small Things" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 - 2:00 PM "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 5, 2012 - 2:30 PM "The God of Small Things" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 - 2:00 AM "The Thousand and One Nights" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 - 2:30 AM "The Epic of Gilgamesh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 - 2:00 PM "The Thousand and One Nights" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 - 2:30 PM "The Epic of Gilgamesh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 - 2:00 AM "My Name Is Red" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Aug 19, 2012 - 2:30 AM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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