June 29 Period 3, Summer 2021

Celebrated Authors Reading from Their Works

In 1953, Goddard Lieberson, the Executive Vice President in charge of artists and repertoire at Columbia Records, initiated a series of spoken word recordings documenting the voices and writing of a dozen American and British authors. We will sample these records by listening to Edna Ferber, Katherine Ann Porter, John Steinbeck, and Somerset Maugham – each reading for the microphone and captured for posterity. To follow along during this class, you may request texts in advance. Forward your email address to Richard at thinkers.liu@gmail.com and he will email them to you.

Course Dates:

Course time:
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Instructor: Richard Markowitz

Course Type: Online