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Louis Untermeyer reads from and discusses "The Library of Great American Writing" ; part 1

BROADCAST: Dec. 31, 1959 | DURATION: 00:41:21


In his book, "The Library of Great American Writing," Louis Untermeyer points out great writers and their works. Untermeyer believed that there was no one great piece of literature, but rather many great works from ordinary people, as well. For instance, Untermeyer explained, that when Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln didn't realize he was writing a great piece of literature.