Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  30 minutes
Date:  1991
Genre:  Interview
Language:  English
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Black and White
Closed captioning available
Interactive transcript available
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Writers of Today: Archibald MacLeish

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Walter Kerr interviews Archibald MacLeish.

Writers of Today: Archibald MacLeish

Each volume of WRITERS OF TODAY is a dialogue between noted literary critic Walter Kerr and one of the best known writers of our time. Produced in the 1950s, these programs provide rare profiles of these men as they discuss contemporary literature and society at the time of their own writing peaks.

Librarian of Congress, FDR Cabinet Member, and Pulitzer Prize Winner, MacLeish shares his concerns about abstract poetry. 'An abstraction remains an abstraction - you don't know anything but that formula.' Of his drive to write poems, he states simply 'Man I am, Poet must be.'

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Awards

W.H. AUDEN
FRANK O'CONNOR
ARTHUR MILLER
ARCHIBALD MacLEISH
ROBERT PENN WARREN

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Main credits

Kerr, Walter (Host)
Bobker, Lee R (Director)

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Biography
American Studies
Authors
Literature
Poetry

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,"The Writers of Today",Icarus Films

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