Saturday, February 14, 2009

Book TV: Jay Parini "Promised Land"

An interesting discussion with well-known author Jay Parini. He sets out 13 books that he thinks have helped to define and create American culture. An interesting concept, and one worth exploring.
Author 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. Parini discusses his choices and their influence on American culture with Sam Tanenhaus, Editor, New York Times Book Review.
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