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English Majors

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Garrison Keillor / A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
  2.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/04/2008

Audie® Award Winner

English Majors

A Comedy Collection for the Highly Literate

Available from major retailers or BUY FROM AMAZON
Audio CD ISBN:9781598875881
Digital Download ISBN:9781598879520


ENGLISH MAJORS. You know who you are and here is a double-CD celebrating the secret society of those who, though they may be chauffeuring kids to swim lessons or writing Unix programs or frying cheeseburgers, still could, if need be, write a term paper on the water imagery in The Waste Land.

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Product Description

Includes the Six-Minute Hamlet, tributes to Hawthorne and Kerouac and Emily Dickinson, a Guy Noir adventure that exposes an M.F.A. scam, Garrison Keillor’s recollection of growing up bookish in a football-loving town, and the Ballad of John Henry ('John Henry was an English major and poetry was his line. He sat by the window with his yellow legal pad and he wrote one sentence at a time.') With guest appearances by Billy Collins, Roy Blount Jr., Robert Bly, Donald Hall, and Calvin Trillin.

  • English Majors
  • John Henry
  • “The Old Life”
  • Guy Noir, Private Eye
  • “The Lanyard”
  • “The Revenant”
  • Emily Dickinson Suite
  • The Six-Minute Hamlet
  • Long Time Leaving
  • English Majors: For Whom?
  • The Hochstetter House
  • Celebrity Classics: The Ten-Minute Macbeth
  • Red, Red Rose
  • Starting a Poem
  • Song of Myself
  • Kerouac
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Family Man
  • The Family Shakespeare
  • “Wild Geese”
  • Helen Marie


“You do not have to be a college graduate to enjoy A Prairie Home Companion English Majors; a taste for American poetry and a smattering of knowledge about American literature is enough.”
      —The Serious Comedy Site

“This compilation will certainly evoke laughs from listeners.”

Author Bio

GARRISON KEILLOR is America’s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of A Prairie Home Companion, he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. A Prairie Home Companion is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.

Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including Time, The New Yorker, and National Geographic, in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.