Friday, October 10, 2008

New Yorker Out Loud: Talking About Babar

I'm finally catching up on podcasts that I've missed as of late. On September 22nd the New Yorker Out Loud piece was entitled Elephant in the Room. In this podcast, Adam Gopnik discusses the controversy behind Babar and the books’ enduring appeal. Also included is some very interesting audio of an early recording (1947) of the story.

You can read the related article, Freeing the Elephants, also by Gopnik. The article highlights the current exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum entitled Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors, which runs from September 19, 2008, through January 4, 2009.

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