After Words with Jay Parini Jay Parini talked about his book Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America (Doubleday; November 11, 2008). In his book Jay Parini details the… read more

After Words with Jay Parini Jay Parini talked about his book Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America (Doubleday; November 11, 2008). In his book Jay Parini details the 13 books he believes most shaped America. They include Of Plymouth Plantation, The Federalist Papers, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He discussed his choices and their influence on American culture with guest interviewer Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Jay Parini teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels include The Apprentice Lover, Benjamin’s Crossing, and The Last Station (soon to be a motion picture). His fifth volume of poetry was The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems (2005). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, in addition to The Art of Teaching (2005) and Why Poetry Matters (2008). close

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After Words with Jay Parini

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Program ID:
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 03, 2009 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 11, 2009 | 11:55am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 03, 2009 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2009 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2009 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2009 | 3:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 11, 2009 | 11:55am EST | C-SPAN 2
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