The Dead One Touched Me from the Past: A Walk with Writers through the Centuries is a fresh and intimate collection of literary criticism inspired by the author’s travels to the homes of sixteen of literature’s great poets and authors. Following, sometimes centuries later, in the footsteps of John Keats, Robert Burns, William Butler Yeats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, E.J. Pratt and many others, Art Seamans makes a spiritual pilgrimage back through literary tradition.
About the Author
Having grown up in Upstate New York, Art Seamans studied literature at Eastern Nazarene College, Boston University, and the University of Maryland. He began his teaching at several preparatory schools in the East. Currently he resides in San Diego where he is a professor of literature emeritus at Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to his hobbies of reading, participating in discussion, and swimming, he keeps up his academic interests as a member of the Tamarack Writers’ Retreat, which meets each summer in the Adirondack Mountains. He also continues traveling to literary haunts in Europe with friends and students.