Richard Harvey

Richard Harvey, MA, a psychologist in private practice, has been passionate about literature since he was six. His mother often read to him from the Bible, and he still remembers the passage that riveted him—a vivid description of a powerful horse.

Harvey particularly admires Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare and Walt Whitman, and loves Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, which he calls "a work of massive proportions, massive thought, so far above the mean and tinny register it has received from modern adaptation."

He enjoys teaching adult learners because, in each class he has taught, "each individual has shown so much life force. Each has come from a unique pattern of living; all show so much willingness to resume again and again the task of absorbing and expressing our common destiny as learners and celebrants of life."


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