Literature -- History and criticism.
|PRA Archive #||Title||Description||Genre||Broadcast Date|
|BB1563||The Work of Paul Baran / Moses Abramovitz, Herbert Marcuse.||
Talks appraising Baran's writing.|THE WORK OF PAUL BARAN / Moses Abramovitz and Herbert...
|KPFA, 1 Apr. 196-.|
|BB0732.10||Edgar Allen Poe / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On Poe as an outsider to the mainstream of American letters.
|KPFA, 1 Dec. 1958.|
|BB0732.21||American humor / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On Henry Shaw, Charles Brown, and Edgar Nye, three early American humorists.
|KPFA, 1 June 1959.|
|BB0732.07||Washington Irving / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On his contribution to American literature.
|KPFA, 10 Nov. 1958.|
|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.|
|BB0740.01-.06||Protest or literary structure / Humphrey Kitto.||
Talk on literature at the Sather lectures.,
r.1. Criticism and chaos (38 min.) -- r.2. Criticism and chaos, continuted (30 min.) -- r.3....
|KPFA, 11 Nov.-15 Dec. 1960.|
|BB0868A||War of the critics / Dwight Macdonald, John Simon, Pauline Kael.||
Panel discussion on techniques of literary criticism.
|KPFA, 12 Dec. 1963.|
|BB0868B||War of the critics / Dwight Macdonald, John Simon, Pauline Kael.||
Panel discussion on techniques of literary criticism.
|KPFA, 12 Dec. 1963.|
|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.|
|BB0843.01-.02||The Autobiography of my books / Christopher Isherwood.||
Talk on his life and development.,
r.1. On his life before and during World War II (42 min.) -- r.2. On his life after World War II...
|KPFA, 12-19 Aug. 1963.|
|BB2041||Goethe's Faust as man and superman / Helmut Reder.||
A comparison of Faust with its origins in literature, analysing it as representing the...
|KPFA, 13 Dec. 1966.|
|BB0732.03||The Mathers : America's first literary family / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the literary impact of the Mathers.
|KPFA, 13 Oct. 1958.|
|BB0752.03||Paul Valery / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on his political writings.
|KPFA, 14 Dec. 1958.|
|BB1099||Florence Becker Lennon program / Donald Keene.||
Talk on the influence of the West upon Japanese literature.
|KPFA, 15 Feb. 1959.|
|BB1840||The New novel in the age of science / Gore Vidal.||
Author talks about new forms of literature.
|KPFA, 15 Jan. 1967.|
|BB4449.02||Henry James / Alfred Kazin.||
Talk on the writing of James; his existential perspective, the relation of sex and betrayal, his...
|KPFA, 15 May 1963.|
|BB0893.01||Post-modern fiction and moral uncertainty / Irving Howe.||
Talk on the growth of an American moralistic school of writing after World War II.|POST-MODERN...
|KPFA, 15 Nov. 1962.|
|BB2024.04||Edgar Rice Burroughs / Vern Coriell and Stanley B. Vinson.||
Discussion of Burroughs' lesser known science fiction works.
|KPFA, 15 Nov. 1968.|
|BB0752.05||Andre Gide / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on his leadership in French letters.|ANDRE GIDE / Francis Carmody...
|KPFA, 16 Nov. 1958.|
|BB0732.25||Theodore Dreiser / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the social aspects of Dreiser's novels.
|KPFA, 16 Nov. 1959.|
|BB0737||The Social ideology of the angry young men / Ian P. Watt.||
Talk on the English literary school, lead by John Osborne, Kengsley Anis, and Philip Larkin, who...
|KPFA, 17 Jan. 1959.|
|BB2048||From Beowolf to Virginia Woolf / Robert Mason Meyers.||
Discussion of the history of English literature based on source material compiled by Meyers.
|KPFA, 17 Jul. 1967.|
|BB0732.08||The Beginnings of the American novel / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the initial excesses and shortcomings of early American novelists.
|KPFA, 17 Nov. 1958.|
|BB0732.20||The 19th century stage / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the clumsy but dynamic early plays.
|KPFA, 18 May 1959.|
|BB0981||The English novel today : from Dickens to Snow / Angus Wilson.||
Talk on the evolution of the modern English novel.
|KPFA, 18 Nov. 1961.|
|BB2128||The Literature of Acedia / written and read by L.W. Michaelson.||
Examination of American literature devoted to a philosophy of waste.
|KPFA, 19 Dec. 1966.|
|BB4122||Was Homer an illiterate improviser? / Douglas Young.||
Talk about both the oral and literary ability of Homer.
|KPFA, 19 Dec. 1970.|
|BB0732.24||Henry James / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the pro-American aspects of James' writings.
|KPFA, 19 Oct. 1959.|
|BB1011.01-.11||Kenneth Rexroth on books.||
Series of lectures about world literature.,
r.1. Books on the Orient : Buddhism (32 min.) -- r.2. Books reviewed (ca. 30 min.) -- r.3. Ira...
|BC1360||The Gravity of falling in love / Theodore Roszak ; interviewed by Clare Spark.||
Author of The Making of the Counter-Culture discusses his work. Also inlcudes statements by...
|BC2480||The History of literature / by Nanos Valaoritis.||
Dramatization of the development of modern literature.
|AZ0621.01||The Irish predicament / Brenden O'Hehir, Robert Tracy, and Joan Keefe ; produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.||
Themes and characteristics of Irish writing: preoccupation with death, history, words, non-...
|AZ0621.02||Is herself in the house? / Robert Tracy and Joan Keefe ; produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.||
Grammatical idiosyncracies of the Irish language combined with socio-political influences are...
|AZ0621.04||Vampire stories / Robert Tracy and Joan Keefe ; produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.||
Themes of vampires and death in Irish literature. Wanda McCadden reads from Carmilla by Sheridan...
|BB2785||Shakespeare and the sonnet tradition / Dr. Aleksander V. Nejgebauer ; introduced by Matthew Zion.||
Talk on the sonnet tradition of the Renaissance, and its ultimate development by Shakespeare....
|KPFA, 2 Apr. 1968.|
|BB1047||Prolegomena to any future study of Winnie the Pooh / Frederick Crews.||
Humorous view of European literary criticism.
|KPFA, 2 Dec. 1964.|
|BB0851||The Contemporary novel / Alfred Kazin, George Elliott, Herbert Gold, Evan McConnell Jr.||
Panel discusses language, characterization, and focus in the modern novel.
|KPFA, 2 May 1963.|
|BB0752.04||The Novels of Marcel Proust / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on his development and impact on society.
|KPFA, 2 Nov. 1958.|
|BB2850||A. Okion Ojigbo on African literature / interviewed by Bob Sitton.||
Discussion of the long tradition in African literature.
|KPFA, 2 Nov. 1970.|
|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.|
|BB2024.06||Remembrance of things past / moderated by Alva Rogers.||
Robert Block, Edmond Hamilton, Fritz Leiber, Emil Petaja, E. Hoffman Price, and Jack Williamson...
|KPFA, 20 Nov. 1968.|
|BB5207||Escape! Anthony Boucher.||
Boucher discusses detective and suspense books.
|KPFA, 20 Oct. 1967.|
|BB0900||The tradition of Negro writing||
Talk by Saunders Redding on the history of Black literature from caricature to protest to...
|KPFA, 21 Sept. 1964.|
|BB0781||James Joyce / Brendan Behan.||
Talk on the life and work of the American author.
|KPFA, 22 Apr. 1962.|
|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.|
|BB0732.14||Nathanial Hawthorne / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the moral basis of his transendentalist writings.
|KPFA, 23 Feb. 1959.|
|BB2052||A Waxen tableau / John Hawkes.||
Hawkes reads and discusses his books The Cannibal, The Lime Twig, and Second Skin.
|KPFA, 23 Jan. 1967.|
|BB1844.03||The Bloomsbury group / Angus Wilson.||
Talk on a noted literary group and its style.
|KPFA, 23 Jan. 1968.|
|BB0732.17||The Civil War / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On literature about the Civil War which emerged from popular culture.
|KPFA, 23 Mar. 1959.|
|BB0733||New world of the novelist / Malcolm Dowly.||
Talk on the stress on interpersonal relations in novels.
|KPFA, 24 Apr. 1959.|
|BB0732.18||The Early western / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the development of a popular image of the frontier.
|KPFA, 24 Apr. 1959.|
|BB2024.07||Science fiction examines the world of today / moderated by Bill Donaho.||
James Blish, John Campbell, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, and Norman Spinrad discuss the...
|KPFA, 24 Nov. 1968.|
|BB0732.04||Jonathan Edwards / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On Edwards role as a Puritan author and leader of the Great Awakening.
|KPFA, 24 Oct. 1958.|
|BB0732.27||Late California writers / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On H.L. Meneken, the early 20th century humorist.
|KPFA, 25 Jan. 1960.|
|BB1147||Fiction of the 60s / Herbert Gold ; introducted by Ian Watt.||
Speech on the threat of 1960's fiction writing for the establishment.|FICTION OF THE 60...
|KPFA, 25 July 1962.|
|BB0171||California history through literature / James Hart.||
Talk on the distorted image of Spanish California presented in American literature.
|KPFA, 26 Sept. 1959.|
|BB0732.05||Benjamin Franklin / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On Franklin's common sense responses to Puritan thought.
|KPFA, 27 Oct. 1958.|
|BB0752.02||The Plays of Jean Giraudoux / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on his anti-material, romantic dramas.
|KPFA, 28 Dec. 1958.|
|BB0834||Criticism of F.R. Leavis / Rene Wellek.||
Talk on Leavis' writings.
|KPFA, 29 Aug. 1963.|
|BB0732.09||New England poets : 1800-1850 / produced by Byron Bryant.||
Discussion of Phillip Frennaux, William Cullen Bryant, and Henry Longfellow.
|KPFA, 29 Nov. 1958.|
|BB1844.01||An Interview / Angus Wilson ; interviewed by Prof. John H. Raleigh.||
On his novels, and British authorship.
|KPFA, 3 Jan. 1968.|
|BB0732.06||Literary personality development / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the American literary tradition during the late 1700's.
|KPFA, 3 Nov. 1958.|
|BB0752.06||Jules Romans' Men of Goodwill / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on his monumental novel.
|KPFA, 3 Oct. 1958.|
|BB0732.12||Henry David Thoreau / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On Thoreau's philosophy and lifestyle.
|KPFA, 30 Jan. 1959.|
|BB0875||Bay psalm book / read by Peter Winkler.||
Readings from the first book ever published in America, by the Puritans in New England.
|KPFA, 30 June 1964.|
|BB2024.08||The Tolkien society / Ed Meskys, Al Halvey, and Peter S. Beagle.||
Discussion of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
|KPFA, 30 Nov. 1968.|
|BB4454.05||Death and rebirth in Shakespeare's The Tempest / Joseph Henderson.||
Talk on the psychological forces in Shakespeare's drama.
|KPFA, 4 Apr. 1966.|
|BB5313||Mikhail Sholokhov / William Mandel.||
Mandel discusses the author of And Quiet Flows the Don and recipient of l965 Nobel Prize for...
|KPFA, 4 Dec. 1965.|
|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.|
|BB4449.05||William Dean Howells and the novel of manners / Alfred Kazin.||
Talk on Howells' focus on customs and manners.
|KPFA, 5 June 1963.|
|BB1101.01||The Problem of faith in literature / moderated by Robert O. Bowen.||
George Bluestone and Charles Gullans discuss the image of religion in literature.
|KPFA, 5 Sept. 1959.|
|BB0732.16||The Southern poets / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the antebellum poets Henry Timrod, Paul Hamilton Hayen, and Sidney Lanier.
|KPFA, 6 Apr. 1959.|
|BB0732.02||Early Puritan writers / produced by Byron Bryant.||
Evaluation of Puritan psychology based on their writings.
|KPFA, 6 Oct. 1958.|
|BB2918||626 pages of nice stuff / Don Asher ; interviewed by Gene Dealessi.||
Novelist discusses his own work, and writing in general.
|KPFA, 7 Dec. 1970.|
|BB1458||Book report : Revolt on the Campus / by Stanton Evans ; reviewed by John Leonard.||
Leonard's review of Evans' book.
|KPFA, 7 Feb. 1962.|
|BB0893.03||The Unholy I / Herbert Gold.||
Talk on the separation of authors from the comman person.
|KPFA, 7 Nov. 1962.|
|BB0732.28||F. Scott Fitzgerald / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the underpinnings of Fitzgerald's writings.
|KPFA, 8 Feb. 1960.|
|BB0732.13||Walt Whitman / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On his romantic writing and its impact on American letters.
|KPFA, 9 Feb. 1959.|
|BB1844.02||Charles Dickens / Angus Wilson.||
On English contributions to the development of the novel.
|KPFA, 9 Jan. 1968.|
|BB0732.15||Herman Melville / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On the positive and negative aspects of Melville's writings.
|KPFA, 9 Mar. 1959.|
|BB1848.01||The Literary scene / Colin Wilson.||
Talk on the contemporary literary scene in England, America, and continental Europe.
|KPFA, 9 May 1968.|
Bradbury reads and discusses some of his short stories.|RAY BRADBURY...
|KPFA, 9 Nov. 1968.|
|BB0752.01||Andre Malraux / Francis Carmody.||
Talk on Malraux's interpretation of society as expressed in his writings.
|KPFA, Dec. 1958.|
|BB0732.29||Writers of the 30s / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On themes of 1930's novels.
|KPFA, Feb. 1960.|
|BB1066||Jewish folklore / Lila B. Hassid and Samuel Bloomfield.||
Discussion of Jewish writers and the works.|JEWISH FOLKLORE / Lila B. Hassid and Samuel...
|KPFA, Feb. 1961.|
|BB2840.01-.04||The Justice of Zeus / Hugh Lloyd-Jones.||
Lectures on the moral and intellectual traditions in Greek mythology.,
r.1. The Iliad (68 min.) -- r.2. Pollution and purification (57 min.) -- r.3. Aeschylus and the...
|KPFA, Jan.-Feb. 1970.|
|BB4449.04||The Code of the big city : from Leaves of Grass to Speciman Days / Alfred Kazin.||
Talk on the influence of urbanization on American literature.
|KPFA, June 1963.|
|BB0732.01||The Native Americans / produced by Byron Bryant.||
On pre-contact viewpoints and the introduction of European influences.
|KPFA, Oct. 1958.|
|BB5087||Krazy kat : a portrait in depth / by E.E. Cummings ; read by Norman Belkin.||
Reading of an analysis of George Herriman's characters.|KRAZY KAT : A PORTRAIT IN DEPTH / E...
|KPFK, 11 Jan. 1963.|
|BB4863||The Banquet years : the American invasion / Stephen Longstreet.||
Speech about the cross-Atlantic literary and artistic traditions.
|KPFK, 12 May 1965.|
|BB4910||German literature emigrates to California / written and read by Klaus Pringsheim.||
Discussion of the influx of German authors into California.
|KPFK, 16 Jan. 1969.|
|BB5005||To be or not to be / by William Shakespeare.||
Analysis of Hamlet's famous soliloquy in four languages.|TO BE OR NOT TO BE / William...
|KPFK, 16 Sept. 1964.|
|BB4449.06||Theodore Dreiser and the coming of naturalism / Alfred Kazin.||
Talk about American literature and the influence of naturalism.
|KPFK, 17 Aug. 1963.|
|BB5011||Tough guy : L.A. style / by Philip Durham and Jack Hirschman ; read by Steve Wells.||
Examination of Raymond Chandler's detective novels and the portrait he paints of Los...
|KPFK, 17 Nov. 1963.|
|KZ1342||Who was Orwell describing? / Jacobo Timmerman.||
Speech before the Los Angeles PEN Conference on George Orwell's writing, particularly how...
|KPFK, 19 Nov. 1983.|
|BC1259||The Pound Ezra / by Dr. Hugh Kenner.||
Kenner joins Georg Gugelberger, Paul Vangelisti and Everett Frost in a discussion of Ezra's...
|BB5058||Shakespeare and religion / Aldous Huxley ; read by David Ossman.||
Reading of article by Huxley a few hours before his death.|SHAKESPEARE AND RELIGION / aldous...
|KPFK, 21 Apr. 1964.|
|BC1890||E. Howard Hunt : the man and his novels / Lee McLaren ; interviewed by Mike Hodel.||
English professor discusses Hunt's writing.
|KPFK, 24 Sept. 1973.|
|BB4917||Hamlet : everyman's passive hero / Dr. John Monteyerdi.||
Evaluation of the character of Hamlet.
|KPFK, 26 Apr. 1964.|