Literature -- History and criticism.

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SZ0378 Poet Philip Whalen / interviewed by Jack Loeffler.

Discussion of the Beat literary movement. Includes a performance of G.F. Handel's Concerto...

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.
BC2815.06 Post Civil War girls and the American nightmare / Cynthia Wolff (Program 6 of 6)

Cynthia Wolff, Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, takes a look...

American Women -- Parenting and children KPFK, 1975
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.
BC2480 The History of literature / by Nanos Valaoritis.

Dramatization of the development of modern literature.

KPFA, 1975.
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.
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...

KPFA, 1973.
BC1259 The Pound Ezra / by Dr. Hugh Kenner.

Kenner joins Georg Gugelberger, Paul Vangelisti and Everett Frost in a discussion of Ezra's...

KPFK, 1973.
BC1237 Book notes / Beatrice Levin.

Author discusses literature and writers.


r.1. Rousseau's small war with England (13 min.) ; contemporary American Jewish authors (15...

KPFT, 1970.
BC0899 The novel of the future : realism and reality in the novel

Anais Nin (1902-1977) introduces this program as a summary of many discussions she's had...

American Women -- Poetry KPFK, February? 1972
BC0888 Anais Nin interviewed by Frank Roberts on the publication of The Diary of Anais Nin.

Francis (Frank) Roberts interviews author Anais Nin (1903-1977) on the occasion of the...

American Women -- Authors and journalists KPFK, April 25, 1966 and 1972 (date unknown)
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.
BB5359.05 A Very old man with enormous wings / by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; read by Jane Wagner.

Reading of M2.arquez's short story.|A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS / by Gabrile Garcia...

WBAI, 14 Apr. 1972.
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.
BB5207 Escape! Anthony Boucher.

Boucher discusses detective and suspense books.

KPFA, 20 Oct. 1967.
BB5180 Poetry : after Auschwitz / Reinhard Lettau.

Talk on the impact of World War II horrors upon the artistic community around the world.

KPFK, 9 Apr. 1969.
BB5172 Hero motifs in fairy tales

Clare (Loeb) Spark introduces Dr. Harold Stone, clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, and...

American Women -- Psychology and psychotherapy KPFK, 28 June 1971.
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.
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.
BB5036 Chaos to Christ : a psychological commentary on the life and works of Dostoevsky / read by Harvey Mindess.

Examination of the life and work of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

KPFK, 8 May 1963.
BB5035 Samuel Beckett's Theatre / Judith J. Radke ; read by Lee Whiting.

Reading of Radke's analysis of Beckett's work.

KPFK, 30 Dec. 1962.
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.
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.
BB4984 Shakespeare's Richard II : a universal state of feelings / John Monteverdi.

Talk on the universality of the characterizations in Richard II.|SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD II...

KPFK, 4 Apr. 1964.
BB4968 From pricks to pim / Ray Federman.

Analysis of the writing of Samuel Beckett.

KPFK, 4 Jan. 1965.
BB4960 The Novel in contemporary British society / Angus Wilson.

Talk on the role of the novel in a changing urban world.

KPFK, 26 Oct. 1960.
BB4917 Hamlet : everyman's passive hero / Dr. John Monteyerdi.

Evaluation of the character of Hamlet.

KPFK, 26 Apr. 1964.
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.
BB4896 The Dye that did not run / by Nelson Algren ; read by Jack Hirschman.

Reading of Algren's The Nation article about the life and work of Ernest Hemingway.

KPFK, 29 Aug. 1962.
BB4863 The Banquet years : the American invasion / Stephen Longstreet.

Speech about the cross-Atlantic literary and artistic traditions.

KPFK, 12 May 1965.
BB4466.01-.09 Writers at work / interviews by Frank Roberts.

Authors discuss their lives, objectives, and current works.


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

KPFK, Nov. 1965.
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.
BB4449.06 Theodore Dreiser and the coming of naturalism / Alfred Kazin.

Talk about American literature and the influence of naturalism.

KPFK, 17 Aug. 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.
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.
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.
BB4449.02 Henry James / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on the writing of James; his existential perspective, the relation of sex and betrayal, his...

KPFA, 15 May 1963.
BB4449.01 Tradition as style : the education of Henry Adams / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on the literary traditions that shaped the perspective and style of Henry Adams.|TRADITION...

WBAI, 8 May 1963.
BB4122 Was Homer an illiterate improviser? / Douglas Young.

Talk about both the oral and literary ability of Homer.

KPFA, 19 Dec. 1970.
BB4033 James and his critics / moderated by Elizabeth Pollet.

Leon Edel, Elizabeth Hardwick, and P.W. Dupee discuss the writing of James Joyce.

WBAI, 14 Jan. 1963.
BB3893 Books to buy, borrow, or burn.

Review of Herman Hesse's book Under the Wheel.

WBAI, 24 Nov. 1968.
BB3841.01-.05 Poetry and prose : the essential difference / John Hall Wheelock.

Poet discusses the essential features of poetry that give it its unique strength.

WBAI, 1-24 Oct. 1963.
BB3840.15 Symposium on pornography in literature / moderated by John Simon.

Alfred Chester, Ephraim London, Benjamin de Mott, Ned Polsky, and Hubert Selby, Jr. discuss the...

WBAI, 1 Jan. 1967.
BB3779.47 Bertolt Brecht on love / Eric Benltey.

Examination of the role of love in Brecht's work.|BERTOLT BRECHT ON LOVE / Eric Bentley...

WBAI, 15 June 1967.
BB3734 The Anti-hero in the American novel / Leslie Fiedler and R.W.B. Lewis.

Discussion of American literary traditions.

WBAI, 1961.
BB3649 Yale report

Authors R.W.B. Lewis, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and William Styron discuss modern fiction...

WBAI, 29 Sept. 1967.
BB3643 The Novelist's view of Anglo-American fiction / Saul Bellow, Angus Wilson, and Elizabeth Kerr.

Three novelists discuss modern English fiction.|THE NOVELIST'S VIEW OF ANGLO-AMERICAN...

WBAI, 24 Apr. 1961.
BB3470 Whither science fiction? / moderated by Baird Searles.

Authors Thomas Disch, Joanna Russ, and Terry Carr discuss the literary merits of science fiction...

WBAI, 1 Mar. 1970.
BB3435 Hegel and Rilke : Duino Elegies / Erich Heller ; introduced by John Simon.

Literary critic lectures on traditions in German literature.

WBAI, 14 Apr. 1966.
BB3383 Fact in fiction / moderated by Eric Bentley.

Alfred Kazin, Susan Sontag, and Robert Lowell discuss the portrayal of real life in fiction.|...

WBAI, 6 May 1964.
BB3377 Henry James and the Jacobites / Maxwell Geismar ; interviewed by Richard Elman.

Critical examination of James' impact on literature.

WBAI, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB3376 Black socio-literary evolution / Horace Cayton.

Talk on the ideological forces underlying the work of Black authors.

WBAI, 24 Jan. 1965.
BB3371 Influence of the German dramatists and early expressionists / moderated by Frank Wedekind.

Donald Levin, Manfred George, and Haskell Block discuss the impact of modern German writing.

WBAI, 28 June 1964.
BB3312 One touch of Nature / written and read by Mary McCarthy

Novelist Mary McCarthy delivers the Harcourt Brace lecture at Columbia University. She is...

American Women -- Authors and journalists WBAI, December 24, 1961
BB3251 Faust's damnation : the morality of knowledge / Erich Heller.

Talk on the philosophical and moral underpinnings of Faust.

WBAI, 5 Jan. 1962.
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.
BB2850 A. Okion Ojigbo on African literature / interviewed by Bob Sitton.

Discussion of the long tradition in African literature.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1970.
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.
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.
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.
BB2052 A Waxen tableau / John Hawkes.

Hawkes reads and discusses his books The Cannibal, The Lime Twig, and Second Skin.

KPFA, 23 Jan. 1967.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB2024.04 Edgar Rice Burroughs / Vern Coriell and Stanley B. Vinson.

Discussion of Burroughs' lesser known science fiction works.

KPFA, 15 Nov. 1968.
BB2024.03 Ray Bradbury.

Bradbury reads and discusses some of his short stories.|RAY BRADBURY...

KPFA, 9 Nov. 1968.
BB1848.01 The Literary scene / Colin Wilson.

Talk on the contemporary literary scene in England, America, and continental Europe.

KPFA, 9 May 1968.
BB1844.03 The Bloomsbury group / Angus Wilson.

Talk on a noted literary group and its style.

KPFA, 23 Jan. 1968.
BB1844.02 Charles Dickens / Angus Wilson.

On English contributions to the development of the novel.

KPFA, 9 Jan. 1968.
BB1844.01 An Interview / Angus Wilson ; interviewed by Prof. John H. Raleigh.

On his novels, and British authorship.

KPFA, 3 Jan. 1968.
BB1840 The New novel in the age of science / Gore Vidal.

Author talks about new forms of literature.

KPFA, 15 Jan. 1967.
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-.
BB1458 Book report : Revolt on the Campus / by Stanton Evans ; reviewed by John Leonard.

Leonard's review of Evans' book.

KPFA, 7 Feb. 1962.
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.
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.
BB1099 Florence Becker Lennon program / Donald Keene.

Talk on the influence of the West upon Japanese literature.

KPFA, 15 Feb. 1959.
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.
BB1047 Prolegomena to any future study of Winnie the Pooh / Frederick Crews.

Humorous view of European literary criticism.

KPFA, 2 Dec. 1964.
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...

KPFA, 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.
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.
BB0893.03 The Unholy I / Herbert Gold.

Talk on the separation of authors from the comman person.

KPFA, 7 Nov. 1962.
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.
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.
BB0868B War of the critics / Dwight Macdonald, John Simon, Pauline Kael.

Panel discussion on techniques of literary criticism.

KPFA, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB0868A War of the critics / Dwight Macdonald, John Simon, Pauline Kael.

Panel discussion on techniques of literary criticism.

KPFA, 12 Dec. 1963.
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.
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.
BB0834 Criticism of F.R. Leavis / Rene Wellek.

Talk on Leavis' writings.

KPFA, 29 Aug. 1963.
BB0781 James Joyce / Brendan Behan.

Talk on the life and work of the American author.

KPFA, 22 Apr. 1962.
BB0771.07 Comedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the power of comedy to overcome dispair.

WBAI, 9 Aug. 1961.
BB0771.06 Tragedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on tragedy and anxiety.

WBAI, 26 July 1961.
BB0771.05 The Force of farce / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the psychological fulfillment of farce.

WBAI, 12 July 1961.
BB0771.04 In defense of melodrama / Eric Bentley.

Talk on melodrama as a poor man's catharsis.|IN DEFENSE OF MELODRAMA / Eric Bentley...

WBAI, 28 June 1961.
BB0771.03 In praise of types / Eric Bentley.

Talk on characters and characterizations in dramas and novels.

WBAI, 14 June 1961.
BB0755.01-.03 Esquire Writers Symposium.

Panel discussions on the role of American writers in society.


r.1. The Role of the writer in America / Leslie Fiedler, Saul Bellow, Morris Wright, Dorothy...


r.1. The Role of the writer in America / Leslie Fiedler, Saul Bellow, Morris Wright, Dorothy...

WBAI, 1959.
BB0755 Esquire Writers Symposium

Panel discussions on the role of American writers in society.

Part One: Esquire Writers...

WBAI, 1959.
BB0752.06 Jules Romans' Men of Goodwill / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his monumental novel.

KPFA, 3 Oct. 1958.
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