Literary Boston

A big new Boston Book Festival is bringing authors from around the country to Copley Square this weekend.  It's a celebration of all things books, and we thought we'd use this event as an opportunity to examine Boston's literary life.

We'll be talking about books and stories that use Boston as a place setting, but also about Boston as a place that promotes literature.  What are your favorite books about Boston?  Do you feel like you live in Henry James's version of Boston, or Dennis Lehane's?  Do you identify with Henry David Thoreau's Concord as described in "Walden," or with Michael Patrick MacDonald's South Boston, from "All Souls?"  Comment here, or tune in Friday at 1.

This program aired on October 23, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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