John Williams: Henry Miller - The Success of Failure (Reel 1 / Side 1)
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This reel contains John Edward Williams (DU Professor) speaking at the University of Denver for the 20th Century Lecture Series on April 21 1966. Williams begins by discussing Henry David Thoreau and Walden. He then moves onto Henry Miller and the notion that many modern day American authors all had their own "Walden" (escape). Williams then turns his focus to the notion of a lingering Calvinist/Puritan ethic that still exists as an undercurrent in American culture.Total run time: 1:08:04