BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY RUSSIAN AUTHOR SERIES

March 15, 2005

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY RUSSIAN AUTHOR SERIES

WHAT:
Brooklyn Public Library's Russian Author Series presents, Mayakovsky in Manhattan, an author talk by Patricia J. Thompson, the daughter of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm

WHERE:
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 718.230.2100

BACKGROUND:
In 1993, as part of the Mayakovsky Centennial Celebration at Lehman College, Dr. Thompson published Mayakovsky in Manhattan, based on the previously unpublished memoirs of her mother, Elly Jones. In this work she reveals the circumstances around her birth, as the only child of Russian poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky, whom she met only briefly in France at the age of 3. Her book was published in Russian in 2003 with an introduction by preeminent Mayakovsky scholar, Dr. Alexander Ushakov. Dr. Thomas is professor of Women's Studies and Education at Lehman College, CUNY. Program will be in English with Russian translation.

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