Dramatic Reading of an Episode from the Life of Johannes Brahms Boman Desai

Date:25.07.2012
Time:05:30 pm
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Date:24 July 2012
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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Boman Desai is among the leading authorities on Johannes Brahms. He once settled a dispute between two scholars regarding a particular episode pertaining to Brahms’s boyhood. His readings from TRIO, his nonfiction novel about the Schumanns and Brahms, have been called Performances. He becomes the characters, going to the length of adopting a German accent with all the attendant emotions that the dialogue requires. It’s more fun for him that way, and also for his audiences. The readings, including the Q&A, take about an hour.

Boman Desai is primarily a novelist (The Memory of Elephants and A Woman Madly in Love among others). He has published stories and articles in the US, UK, and India, and has won prizes for his work, among them the Dana, Noemi, Stand, Illinois Arts Council, and New Millennium awards. He teaches at the Stonecoast Writing Program of the University of Southern Maine and loves his work too well to call it work.

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