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Nick Basbanes and Diana Korzenik discuss the life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Fanny Appleton Longfellow
The book "Cross of Snow" is the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, and notes. Author Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work--the soul--of the man who shaped the literature of a new nation.

Enjoy a lively dialogue about the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and his multi-talented second wife, Fanny Appleton Longfellow (1817-1861),

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Since the biography’s release in June, reviewers have taken particular note of the modern feminist approach Basbanes has employed to give full biographical attention to Fanny, taking in her work as a brilliant artist, diarist, correspondent, and chronicler of her times.

Diana Korzenik is an author, artist, professor emerita (Massachusetts College of Art), and compiler of five research collections housed at libraries and museums nationwide. Her first book, Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream, won a Boston Globe Literary Award.

Basbanes and Korzenik will discuss their respective views of this dynamic couple at various stages of their lives.

Presented as a partnership between the American Inspiration author series by American Ancestors NEHGS and the State Library of Massachusetts, produced by GBH Forum Network.

Dec 7, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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