The Free World: Louis Menand

Louis Menand

The Free World: Louis Menand

Louis Menand

5:00pm

Thursday, October 28

Andy Warhol paints a soup can. Rock and Roll is born. James Baldwin becomes an iconic voice. What thoughts and circumstances were uniting musicians, painters and writers during the richly artistic period following the Second World War? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand takes to the TIFA virtual stage in conversation with Charles Foran to present his book The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War, which takes a deep dive into the growth of American culture between 1945 and 1965. In a world that came all too close to totalitarianism, an unparalleled period in cultural history was forged. Tune in to a fascinating talk with Louis Menand on the conditions that led to a magical intersection between the right artists and the right moment in time.

Interviewer: Charlie Foran

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Andy Warhol paints a soup can. Rock and Roll is born. James Baldwin becomes an iconic voice. What thoughts and circumstances were uniting musicians, painters and writers during the richly artistic period following the Second World War? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand takes to the TIFA virtual stage in conversation with Charles Foran to present his book The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War, which takes a deep dive into the growth of American culture between 1945 and 1965. In a world that came all too close to totalitarianism, an unparalleled period in cultural history was forged. Tune in to a fascinating talk with Louis Menand on the conditions that led to a magical intersection between the right artists and the right moment in time.

Interviewer: Charlie Foran

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Conversation
Reading

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Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

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