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Video from the 150th Anniversary celebration of Harper’s Magazine. Introductory remarks by Robert Polito, John R. MacArthur, and Lewis H. Lapham. Remarks by Annie Dillard, Readings by David Foster Wallace, Mary Gaitskill, Darcy Frey, George Plimpton, Fenton Johnson, George Saunders, Allan Gurganus, Richard Rodriguez, Pico Iyer, Seymour Hersh, and Tom Wolfe.
Presented by the New School Writing Program
May 25th, 2000
The New School Auditorium
New York City (less)
Introductory remarks by Robert Polito, John R. MacArthur, and Lewis H. Lapham
Remarks by Annie Dillard
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