Friday, June 1, 2007

ALWAYS, RACHEL: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964, the Story of a Remarkable Friendship

For this collection of letters – my advice is to just start reading. We will discuss the content thematically, rather than chronologically.

Week One, June 1-7:
The first post this month will provide a bit of historical context to the turbulent era during which Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman wrote.

Week Two, June 8-14:
We will discuss the general dynamics of Carson and Freeman’s lives and relationships.

Week Three, June 15-21:
We will explore some of the recurring threads in their correspondence, such as the nature of Life and their questions about religion and spirituality.

Week Four, June 22-30:
Last, we’ll discuss what this collection of letters can tell us about Silent Spring.