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"The Gift of the Magi"

Presented by Vandana Walia

2023-12-11 19:00:00 2023-12-11 20:00:00 America/New_York "The Gift of the Magi" This classic story tells of the struggles of a poor young married couple as they strive to secretly buy each other Christmas gifts. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Monday, December 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-11 19:00:00 2023-12-11 20:00:00 America/New_York "The Gift of the Magi" This classic story tells of the struggles of a poor young married couple as they strive to secretly buy each other Christmas gifts. Explore From Home - Virtual AS 1

Explore From Home

Virtual AS 1

This classic story tells of the struggles of a poor young married couple as they strive to secretly buy each other Christmas gifts.

* Use this link to join our virtual program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791468663

"The Gift of the Magi" is a classic Christmas tale by the famous short story writer O. Henry who portrayed the lives of the working classes with empathy and humor.

It is a story of sacrifice and love and embodies the true spirit of the season, despite the protagonists’ desperate situation.
O. Henry is known for his depiction of the human condition and the ability of his characters to rise above their circumstances.

O. Henry, the pen name of William Sydney Porter, is one of the most famous short story writers of all time, whose stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. O. Henry is so acknowledged as a great short story writer that his pen name is associated with a prestigious American award given to short stories of exceptional merit.

Presenter: Vandana Walia
Vandana has a master’s degree in English and taught for thirty years in India before moving to the United States. For almost ten years, she has been teaching literature from across the world at Osher Life Learning Institute at Rutgers University. She has a passion for reading and loves to discuss everything she reads.

At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here:
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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Lecture |

TAGS: | holiday |

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