Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

A prospect of literature

8 episodes, 1957, KETC (St. Louis)

From WNET:

"The eight programs of “A Prospect of Literature” compass a broad but selective survey of imaginative writing from the distant past to the present. Each of the dialogue accentuates the collaboration of writer and reader, which is literary experience. These oral essays by two distinguished professors of American literature are complemented by accompanying musical scores, paintings, statuary, line drawing, photographs, vocal and instrumental recordings and mechanical artifacts which dramatize and criticize the process of an author’s projection of his experience onto the printed page."