John Harmon McElroy: An Evening with Nineteenth Century American Writers
Reading Date: Wednesday, November 28, 1973
Recording begins mid-sentence. Brief skip between 47:00 and 47:12.
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Student Union Terrace Room
John Harmon McElroy reads work from several major American authors. He opens with a brief passage from John Dos Passos's USA Trilogy (1930-1936), and reads from works including Washington Irving's The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon (1819), Henry James's Portrait of a Lady (1881), Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1854), Herman Melville's Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (1855), Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850), Walt Whitman's Specimen Days (1892), several poems by Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).