Fame is a fickle thing. It's elusive. It teases, it comes, it goes. At its most mischievous, it arrives with aplomb after those seeking it have died.
This program explores some household names like Melville, Bach, Van Gogh, and Dickinson who were practically unknown in their lifetimes despite often prodigious effort and output. None of them could have known just how famous they would become posthumously.
How profound it is to consider what unknown legacy may await us after we're gone. The takeaway? Never give up.
Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.