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In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Michael Dirda

Rosenbach Museum & Library

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Michael Dirda

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General Admission
INCLUDES GENERAL MUSEUM ADMISSION. (Admission to this program is free for Rosenbach members-- to RSVP call 215-732-1600 x100 or email rsvp@rosenbach.org.)
Mar 23, 2017 $15.00 $1.74

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As a preview event to our exhibition— Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives, opening April 4, 2017— Michael Dirdajoins us to talk about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic Sherlock Holmes in the context of popular fiction at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, including precursors and later "rivals" of Holmes'.

Michael Dirda is a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post as well as a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and many other periodicals. He is the author of a memoir, four collections of essays, and other books about books. He was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, "In Conversation with the Rosenbach" delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.  

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Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Rosenbach Museum & Library

The Rosenbach was founded in 1954 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Our collection is continuously growing, including the addition of the papers of poet Marianne Moore, and Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula. In December, 2013 the Rosenbach became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, bringing together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, manuscripts, Americana and art.

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