E.L. Doctorow’s World’s Fair
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan)
$12 in advance
“We stood in the shadow of the Trylon and Preisphere, and I felt these familiar forms, huge and white, granted some sort of beneficence to my shoulders.”
So says the narrator of World’s Fair: A Novel, the 1986 National Book Award Winner by celebrated novelist E.L. Doctorow, which recreates the magic of the 1939 New York World’s Fair as seen through the eyes of a young boy. Join Mr. Doctorow as he reads excerpts from his novel, followed by a discussion with the audience.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.