Cross of Snow - A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: a book talk with author Nicholas A. Basbanes
**Maine at 200 Series**
Recorded on September 10, 2020
Cross of Snow is the first literary biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to be published in over 50 years. The result of more than twelve years of exhaustive research by author Nicholas Basbanes, the book includes investigations of never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, and notes. In this online book talk Basbanes discusses the book and the work and life of Longfellow with John Babin, Visitor Services Manager at Maine Historical Society and author of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland: The Fireside Poet of Maine. Special attention is paid to Longfellow's life in Maine and how this shaped his work.