Dead Poets Society is a book that N H Kleinbaum has novelised from the film. The film, written by Tom Schulman, was so popular that his book was a hit. I think this book and movie should be mandatory for young people. It is a film that changes and affects people. So is his book!
I watched the Dead Poets Society years ago and loved it very much. It is a movie that makes me smile whenever I think of it. I love every character, from John Keating to the students; This is one of the rare films that I admire both the subject and the poets and authors it cites. The book impressed me as much as the film. I felt like that young girl watching the movie again, and wanted to study at Welton Academy, take lessons from John Keating, and join the Dead Poets Society with my friends.
I wanted to read poems, to be myself, to share, to feel and to live. It is a book that impresses people intensely and, incurably. Please read it, watch the movie right after and please suggest every young person around you to do the same. Enjoy!
I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Dead Poets Society
A novelization of the hit movie starring Robin Williams as Professor Keating, an inspiring, uplifting teacher who changes his students’ lives.
Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating has challenged them to “make your lives extraordinary! Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society–a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language but the importance of making each moment count.
But the Dead Poets pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?
N H Kleinbaum
Nancy H. Kleinbaum is an American writer and journalist. She is the author of the novel Dead Poets Society, which is based on the movie of the same name.
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