Ray Bradbury
A Limitless Imagination and a Heart to Match It

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In this audio clip, English professor Dr. Loren Logsdon shares the extraordinary way in which he became friends with world-famous science-fiction author, Ray Bradbury. He reveals Bradbury’s literary inspirations and provides a glimpse into the mind and heart of the popular writer.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou’s Humbling Sense of Humor

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Maya Angelou story recalled by Frederick Buechner talks about the time when he was at a religious occasion at Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City when the author told him how the extravagant religious procession made her want to laugh into a barrel. Angelou passed away on May 28, 2014.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harrison Ford: ‘It Had Such a Strong Moral Register’

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Harrison Ford describes “To Kill a Mockingbird” as the one film he remembers having a “strong reaction” to. Ford explains it as more than just a film because of its intense moral lesson. He also describes the film’s lead, Gregory Peck, as bringing “truth and vivid storytelling to the screen.”

J. R. R. Tolkien
[Text] J. R. R. Tolkien’s Perfect Letter to Nazi Publisher

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“If I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.” “If impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, … Continue reading