The 1989 film Dead Poets Society about a group of elite prep school students and their inspirational English teacher starring Robin Williams as John Keating and Ethan Hawke as Todd Anderson features a number of important works of prose and poetry and remains a favorite movie for book lovers and poetry lovers, especially it seems right before the start of autumn and a new school year (raise your hand if you agree fall is the best season for book lovers and check out these 20 works of art that capture the coziness of reading in the fall).
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”—John Keating, Dead Poets Society
Here’s a list of the books and poems read by the Dead Poets Society:
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