Middlebury professor and Frost biographer Jay Parini explores how Robert Frost became America’s favorite poet by writing accessible poems, creating a uniquely appealing persona, and pioneering the public reading of poems. Recorded 5/4/16.
Silent Spring not only launched the environmental movement but also identified fundamental problems with our relationship to nature. Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine explores Carson’s clarity, courage, and brilliance. Recorded 4/6/16.
Jefferson never knew the Monticello we visit today—in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. He died so deeply in debt that the house and contents were auctioned off. Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his “essay in architecture.” Filmed by Chris Kirby for Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television 3/2/16.
Producer: Ilsley Public Library
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