September 6, 2016
Welcome back to Season Two of The Literary Life. I trust you indulged yourself in plenty of summer reading and perhaps in building your collection of Great Literature. Last year I spent time with some of the really Big Questions that all of us wrestle with while reading the best literature of Western civilization.
I plan on staying with the Big Questions this season, but I also intend to work a little bit more with profiles of some of the great literary lives behind the Big Questions. Beyond that I hope to keep you posted on some of the significant happenings in the world of serious literature such as exhibitions of the major research libraries in the U.S., the major productions of important plays in the canon, as well as much more. I will also have various series of short takes, such as First Impressions (first encounters by Great Writers in their youth) and Biographical Moments (turning points in our writers’ lives).
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Let’s get going with the new literary and cultural season for 2016 and 2017.