Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum, Tom Schulman

Dead Poets Society - N.H. Kleinbaum

TITLE:  Dead Poets Society


AUTHOR:  N.H. Kleinbaum & Tom Schulman





"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?"



Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman, and starring Robin Williams.  Set in 1959, at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy, this novel (and the movie) tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to search within themselves to find out who they are.  The book is based on the screen play, but has a few very minor differences.  I would have liked to have seen the characters fleshed out a bit more.  However, this is still an inspiring movie/book.