This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings, by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher, are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language.
Conceived and developed by Steve Allen, the award winning PBS-TV series Meeting of the Minds brought together the most provocative figures of history of conversation and conflict. In this, the sixth assemblage, the focus heroic figures from civil disobedience to the validity of the scientific method.
Alexander Scourby, a fine actor who also achieved excellence in the narration of documentaries, displays his art to full effect in these two Hemingway stories about the struggle of living and dying well - "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro". His singular performance convinces the listener that these stories are meant to be heard aloud.