Marion Montgomery

The late Marion Montgomery taught English literature at the University of Georgia from 1954 to 1987. He wrote many books, including works of literary criticism, novels, and poetry. Born the same year as Flannery O'Connor, Montgomery was her friend and has become perhaps her most insightful interpreter. Montgomery is the author of The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality.


Volume 39

Guests on Volume 39: Neal Gabler, on how entertainment has become the highest value in our culture; C. John Sommerville, on How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society; John L. Locke, on the value of personal interaction, and how technology is displacing it; Vigen Guroian, on gardening; Marion Montgomery, on how higher education has lost its way; Peter Berkowitz, on why liberal democracies need virtuous citizens; Harry Clor, on the need for the law to return to encouraging a public morality; and Ted Libbey, on French composer Francis Poulenc.