Henry James—A Child of the Village:
A Lecture by David Gerrard Low

The man who is arguably one of America’s greatest writers was born in Greenwich Village in 1843, a neighborhood which always had a special place in his heart. It is no coincidence that one of his supreme novels bears the title, Washington Square. In this richly illustrated lecture, cultural historian David Gerrard Lowe, author of, among other books, Stanford White’s New York and Beaux Arts New York, will discuss the works of James, as well as his life in New York and later years in France and England. He will also touch upon the splendid renovation of the Church of the Ascension in the 1880s. This church set the stage for one of the most moving and mysterious passages in James’ The American Scene, a book which grew out of the author’s last visit to his home town in 1905.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:30 pm

Church of the Ascension
12 West 11th Street (at 5th Avenue)