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May 2021

The Glorious American Essay With Phillip Lopate

May 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities

May is for Memory! Essay-writing has a rich history in the United States. What American essays should we remember today, and why? What contributions do they make to America’s collective memory? The Mount invites Phillip Lopate to discuss his recent edited collection, The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to Present, and the addition of Edith Wharton’s lecture titled America at War (1918). In conversation with journalist Julie Scelfo, Lopate will explore the complexities of choosing works, past and present, for…

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June 2021

Library Conversations: Wharton’s Men

June 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities

In this conversation, The Mount’s Director of Interpretation, Anne Schuyler, and Librarian, Nynke Dorhout, will lead a thought-provoking exploration of Wharton’s library, focusing on three of the most influential men in her life – Henry James, Walter Berry, and Morton Fullerton. This program examines books related to these men, either ones they wrote or ones they gave to each other. We will include a special look at a newly acquired, very rare volume of letters from Henry James to Walter Berry published…

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