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AZ0307 Algonquin Woods / by Bob Callahan.

Author reads from his book.

KPFA, July 1, 1979.
AZ0337 Lay my body on the line / by Floyd Salas ; produced by Michael Butler.

Salas reads from his novel about a boy growing up in modern Oakland.

KPFA, Aug. 19, 1979.
AZ0507 Studs Terkel at Cody's Books in Berkeley.

A talk on power and powerlessness, his literary career, and interviewing styles. Question and...

KPFA, Oct. 13, 1980.
AZ0595 Sports in America / by James Michener ; interviewed by Ted Vincent.

On Michener's book.

KPFA, July 16, 1977.
BB0732.07 Washington Irving / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his contribution to American literature.

KPFA, 10 Nov. 1958.
BB0732.10 Edgar Allen Poe / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Poe as an outsider to the mainstream of American letters.

KPFA, 1 Dec. 1958.
BB0732.11 Ralph Waldo Emerson / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Emerson's important contribution to the development of an American identity.

KPFA, 12 Jan. 1959.
BB0732.12 Henry David Thoreau / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Thoreau's philosophy and lifestyle.

KPFA, 30 Jan. 1959.
BB0732.13 Walt Whitman / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his romantic writing and its impact on American letters.

KPFA, 9 Feb. 1959.
BB0732.14 Nathanial Hawthorne / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the moral basis of his transendentalist writings.

KPFA, 23 Feb. 1959.
BB0732.15 Herman Melville / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the positive and negative aspects of Melville's writings.

KPFA, 9 Mar. 1959.
BB0732.19 Early California writers / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Waukeen Miller, Bret Hart, and Ambrose Bierce, and their popularization of California.

KPFA, 4 May 1959.
BB0732.22 Howells and realism / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the rise of American realism, particulary in the works of William Dean Howells, Ed Howe, and...

KPFA, 2 Oct. 1959.
BB0732.23 Mark Twain / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the author who characterized frontier humor.

KPFA, 2 Oct. 1959.
BB0732.24 Henry James / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the pro-American aspects of James' writings.

KPFA, 19 Oct. 1959.
BB0732.25 Theodore Dreiser / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the social aspects of Dreiser's novels.

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1959.
BB0732.26 Frank Morris, Gertrude Atherton, and Jack London / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the heyday of California writings during the late 1800's.

KPFA, 11 Jan. 1960.
BB0732.28 F. Scott Fitzgerald / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the underpinnings of Fitzgerald's writings.

KPFA, 8 Feb. 1960.
BB0743 J.T. Farrell. interviewed by Bill Butler.

Discussion of his life and writing.

KPFA, 23 May 1959.
BB0781 James Joyce / Brendan Behan.

Talk on the life and work of the American author.

KPFA, 22 Apr. 1962.
BB0834 Criticism of F.R. Leavis / Rene Wellek.

Talk on Leavis' writings.

KPFA, 29 Aug. 1963.
BB0878 World of Ray Bradbury / interviewed by Francis Roberts.

Discussion of his work and views of the world.|WORLD OF RAY BRADBURY / interviewed by Francis...

KPFK, 7 Dec. 1964.
BB0922.02 Robert Frost as an American writer / Reuben Brower.

Talk on Frost's transcendence of typical New England writing.

KPFA, 9 Nov. 1966.
BB0922.03 William Faulkner as an American writer / Kenneth Brooks.

Talk on Faulkner's folk-based writings about the deep South.

KPFA, 9 Nov. 1966.
BB0958 Dylan Thomas reads.

Writer reads from his own works.

KPFA, 15 May 1952.
BB1016.01-.20 Letter from Aix / Kenneth Rexroth.

Series of talks.

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reel 1 missing.

KPFA, 20 Nov. 1958-26 Mar. 1959.
BB1103 An Interview with Rumer Godden / interviewed by Bill Butler.

Author discusses her work and opinions.|AN INTERVIEW WITH RUMER GODDEN / interviewed by Bill...

KPFA, 13 Dec. 1958.
BB3363 A Conversation with Nelson Algren / interviewed by Richard Elman and Gene McGarr.

Author discusses his life and work.|A CONVERSATION WITH NELSON ALGREN / interviewed by Richard...

WBAI, 25 May 1963.
BB3377 Henry James and the Jacobites / Maxwell Geismar ; interviewed by Richard Elman.

Critical examination of James' impact on literature.

WBAI, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB3799.01-.02 Ezra Pound : readings and recollections.

Author discusses his life and work; includes readings.

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r.1. Youth and associations / his early life in Paris and London, and his association with Yeats...

WBAI, 5 June 1963.
BB3971 An Interview with Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. / interviewed by Bill Henderson.

Author discusses his views about time, good and evil, the end of the world, and reads selections...

WBAI, 8 Nov. 1970.
BB4449.03 An Appreciation of Huckleberry Finn : Mark Twain's style / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on the powerfully innocent social commentary of Mark Twain.|AN APPRECIATION OF HUCKLEBERRY...

KPFA, 22 May 1963.
BB4449.05 William Dean Howells and the novel of manners / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on Howells' focus on customs and manners.

KPFA, 5 June 1963.
BB4466.01-.09 Writers at work / interviews by Frank Roberts.

Authors discuss their lives, objectives, and current works.

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r.1. Richard Lid (45 min.) -- r.2. C.Y. Lee (51 min.) -- r.3. Ben Maddow (55 min.) -- r.4....

KPFK, Nov. 1965.
BB4621 Jehovah's child : the case of Deena Metzger

Excerpts from a press conference that was held on Wednesday, September 17, 1969 concerning the...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Education KPFK, 19 Sept. 1969.
BB4924 The Hero of the code / read by David Ossman.

Reading of a Los Angeles Times obituary for Ernest Hemingway.

KPFK, 28 Aug. 1962.
BB4956 Master of fantasy and fable / Robert Nathan ; interviewed by Francis Roberts.

Author discusses his life and work.

KPFK, 29 Oct. 1964.
BB5367 Norman Mailer.

Discussion about the author and his work.

WBAI, 9 Dec. 1964.
BC0437.01 Ralph Waldo Emerson / Dr. Eugene Blustein. (Episode 1 of 5)

Talk on the prophetic aspects of Emerson's poetry. Includes readings from Emerson's...

KPFK, 1 Nov. 1971.
BC0437.02 Walt Whitman / Jascha Kessler. (Episode 2 of 5)

Kessler reads and discusses the prophetic nature of Whitman's writings.

KPFK, 8 Nov. 1971.
BC0437.03 Ezra Pound / Everett Frost and Georg Gugelberger. (Episode 3 of 5)

Discussion of Pound's philosophy of internationalism. Includesrecordings of Pound reading...

KPFK, 15 Nov. 1971.
BC0437.04 Paterson V : by William Carlos Williams / produced by Cynthia Sears. (Episode 4 of 5)

Dramatic reading and analysis of the conclusion of Williams' epic poem.

KPFK, 22 Nov. 1971.
BC0437.05 Prosody and poetic consciousness / Allen Ginsberg. (Episode 5 of 5)

Talkon the development of American prophetic writing in the works of Whitman, Pound, and...

KPFK, 29 Nov. 1971.
BC0558.04 For all your ills I give you laughter / produced by Cynthia Sears.

Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence Clark Powell, and RobertSnyder read selections from Miller's...

KPFK, 26 Jan. 1972.
BC0559.01-.05 Millerabilia / written and read by Henry Miller.

Author reads selections from his own works.

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pt.1. To Paint is to Love Again, Uterine Hunger, Reunion in Brooklyn, and Stand Still Like a...

KPFK, 4-25 Jan. 1972.
BC1105 Henry Miller : finding his voice in Paris.

Reading from Tropic of Cancer, and an actuality of an award ceremony in Paris making Miller a...

KPFK, 3 Jan. 1972.
BC1568 Kurt Vonnegut at N.Y.U..

On Fantasy Day program a recording of Kurt Vonnegut is played. The author discusses his work...

KPFT, 1970.
BC1918 Memory Book / by Jerry Lucas ; interviewed by Charlie Park.

Author discusses his book and answers phone-in questions from listeners.

KPFT, 3 June 1974.
BC1999 Ray Bradbury / interviewed by Barbara Cady.

Science fiction author discusses family life, urban planning, love and death.|RAY BRADBURY /...

KPFK, 16 Sept. 1974.
BC2075 An Interview with Ring Lardner, Jr. : the blacklisted years.

Lardner discusses his years as one of the Hollywood ten and his investigation by the House...

WBAI, 197-.
BC2095 A Tribute to Nathanael West / produced by Paul Vangelisti.

Diane Wakoski, Joel Kurtzman, Paul Vangelisti, Jim Brodey and David Walley read selections from...

KPFK, 28 Nov. 1974.
BC2347 An Edward Dahlberg miscellany / interviewed by Charles Ruas.

Author of Because I Was Flesh discusses his work and career.

WBAI, 30 June 1975.
BC2502 Mumbo Jumbo / Ishmael Reed.

Author reads from his novel.

KPFA, 25 July 1973.
BC2662 Steps / written and read by Jerzy Kosinski.

Kosinski reads and discusses passages from his second novel.

WBAI, 197-.
BC2666 A Tribute to I.F. Stone.

Actuality of the presentation of the Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award to I.F. Stone. Includes...

WBAI, 15 Nov. 1975.
BC2720.01-.04 Donald Barthlme / interviewed by Judith Sherman.

Author reads and discusses selections from several of his novels and short stories.

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r.1-2. The Dead father, I bought a little city, The Great hug, The Agreement, Nothing: a...

WBAI, 197-.
BC2896 Remember the dreamers / Ray Bradbury.

Author of The Martian Chronicles speaks about the responsibility of man in his exploration of...

KPFK, 12 Nov. 1975.
BC3106 Selections from Chimera / written and read by John Barth.

American author reads selections from his nove.

WBAI, 6 Apr. 1976.
IZ0025 Pon-ton / Steve Katz and Tom Ahern ; produced by Mike Sappol.

Readings with recorded music by Sam the man Taylor, the Drifters, B. Bumble and the Stingers,...

WBAI, July 6, 1976.
CSVAuthors, American.