Live from the NYPL presents Andrei Codrescu, Henry Alford, Mark Twain, and more

Andrei Codrescu, author of The Posthuman Dada Guide, will participate in a highly unusual event at the New York Public Library on April 13th at 7:00 PM (thanks MM). Readers of PUP Blog will be pleased to learn they can get discounted tickets ($10.00 + $1.50 service charge) if they order tickets at and use the code LIVDAD.  Hope you can join us for what will, no doubt, be a memorable evening. More on this, below.

The Event:

An evening of gentlemen bearing questions and channeling the great books that will answer them! Elder aerialist sages, minstrels, and the Dance of the Seven Veils! Tristan Tzara and Charlie Chaplin will be in the audience!

Andrei Codrescu’s “The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess” will be Codrescu’s chief oracle in this orgy of bibliomania. Codrescu was introduced to Mark Twain by Nikola Tesla in the novel Messia@.

Is old age a form of Dada expression? Recounting examples of odd behavior from Henry Alford’s “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People,” they will talk about how old age can be a wonderful time to become Dada. Paul Holdengräber will make a cameo appearance as Mark Twain.

The Co-Conspirators:

Andrei Codrescu’s new books are “The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess” and “Jealous Witness: New Poems.” He is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of “Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters.”
Henry Alford is the author of “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth).” He has written for the “New Yorker,” “Vanity Fair,” and the “New York Times” for more than a decade.
By the end of his life in 1910, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) published more than 30 books. Twain’s new book is “Who Is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain Himself, Never Before Published!”
Flash Rosesenberg is a freelance photographer and Artist-in-Residence for LIVE from the NYPL. She will create a projected REAL TIME conversation drawing of the evening.
Max Rada Dada will be performing his “Unexceptional Tricks.” His performance at the Library is part of his “Veil of Happiness” Sideshow Detour 2009 in NYC which will happen from Wall Street to the Metropolitan Museum.