The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Jim Dempsey talked about his book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer, about the life of the editor of The Dial, a magazine featuring the work of… read more

Jim Dempsey talked about his book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer, about the life of the editor of The Dial, a magazine featuring the work of transcendentalists and modernists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mr. Thayer suffered from mental illness and had controversial private and public lives.

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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

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Program ID:
402339-1
Category:
Interview
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Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Dec 19, 2015 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 20, 2015 | 11:35am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 19, 2015 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2015 | 11:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
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