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John L. Mahoney Jr., BC professor, Wordsworth scholar

Sep 03, 2015 - The Boston Globe

Dr. Mahoney's passion was evident even on his last day as a full-time professor, in 2002.

As he discussed poetry in an interview that Boston College recorded five years ago, professor emeritus John L. Mahoney Jr. ruminated about "the fine art of reading aloud" he had practiced while teaching literature to generations of students. ­"Reciters of poetry," he said, "can have such a personal involvement in the emotion of the poem that it's going to come across as more immediate."

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