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Dialogue Series: Tony Kushner on Politics as Story

 

<p>May 5, 2012&nbsp;|&nbsp;The School of Writing at The New School&nbsp;|&nbsp;New York City<br />
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</b> With Tony Kushner&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jeremy&nbsp;McCarter&nbsp;</p>
 
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<p>With Melville&rsquo;s prayer, &ldquo;Better to sink in boundless deeps, than float on vulgar shoals&rdquo; as his guide,&nbsp;Angels in America&nbsp;author Tony Kushner has tackled some of the most charged subjects of our time. For the third and final installment of our Dialogue Series, &ldquo;What to Do with Literature,&rdquo; the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will discuss with Jeremy McCarter both the &ldquo;how&rdquo; and &ldquo;why&rdquo; of political subject matter, including his rejection of polemics in favor of what he calls &ldquo;a dialectically shaped truth,&rdquo; as well as the rewards and challenges that come with this literary territory.</p>
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Co-sponsored by The New School for Social Research</p>
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