Literature -- History and criticism.

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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.
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.
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.
BB2052 A Waxen tableau / John Hawkes.

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

KPFA, 23 Jan. 1967.
BB2850 A. Okion Ojigbo on African literature / interviewed by Bob Sitton.

Discussion of the long tradition in African literature.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1970.
BB0732.21 American humor / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Henry Shaw, Charles Brown, and Edgar Nye, three early American humorists.

KPFA, 1 June 1959.
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.
BB1844.01 An Interview / Angus Wilson ; interviewed by Prof. John H. Raleigh.

On his novels, and British authorship.

KPFA, 3 Jan. 1968.
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)
BB0752.05 Andre Gide / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his leadership in French letters.|ANDRE GIDE / Francis Carmody...

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1958.
BB0752.01 Andre Malraux / Francis Carmody.

Talk on Malraux's interpretation of society as expressed in his writings.

KPFA, Dec. 1958.
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.
BB0732.05 Benjamin Franklin / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Franklin's common sense responses to Puritan thought.

KPFA, 27 Oct. 1958.
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.
BB3376 Black socio-literary evolution / Horace Cayton.

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

WBAI, 24 Jan. 1965.
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.
BB1458 Book report : Revolt on the Campus / by Stanton Evans ; reviewed by John Leonard.

Leonard's review of Evans' book.

KPFA, 7 Feb. 1962.
BB3893 Books to buy, borrow, or burn.

Review of Herman Hesse's book Under the Wheel.

WBAI, 24 Nov. 1968.
BB0171 California history through literature / James Hart.

Talk on the distorted image of Spanish California presented in American literature.

KPFA, 26 Sept. 1959.
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.
BB1844.02 Charles Dickens / Angus Wilson.

On English contributions to the development of the novel.

KPFA, 9 Jan. 1968.
BB0771.07 Comedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the power of comedy to overcome dispair.

WBAI, 9 Aug. 1961.
BB0834 Criticism of F.R. Leavis / Rene Wellek.

Talk on Leavis' writings.

KPFA, 29 Aug. 1963.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.02 Early Puritan writers / produced by Byron Bryant.

Evaluation of Puritan psychology based on their writings.

KPFA, 6 Oct. 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.
BB2024.04 Edgar Rice Burroughs / Vern Coriell and Stanley B. Vinson.

Discussion of Burroughs' lesser known science fiction works.

KPFA, 15 Nov. 1968.
BB5207 Escape! Anthony Boucher.

Boucher discusses detective and suspense books.

KPFA, 20 Oct. 1967.
BB0755 Esquire Writers Symposium

Panel discussions on the role of American writers in society.

Part One: Esquire Writers...

WBAI, 1959.
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.
BB0732.28 F. Scott Fitzgerald / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the underpinnings of Fitzgerald's writings.

KPFA, 8 Feb. 1960.
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.
BB3251 Faust's damnation : the morality of knowledge / Erich Heller.

Talk on the philosophical and moral underpinnings of Faust.

WBAI, 5 Jan. 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.
BB1099 Florence Becker Lennon program / Donald Keene.

Talk on the influence of the West upon Japanese literature.

KPFA, 15 Feb. 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.
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.
BB4968 From pricks to pim / Ray Federman.

Analysis of the writing of Samuel Beckett.

KPFK, 4 Jan. 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.
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.
BB4917 Hamlet : everyman's passive hero / Dr. John Monteyerdi.

Evaluation of the character of Hamlet.

KPFK, 26 Apr. 1964.
BB3435 Hegel and Rilke : Duino Elegies / Erich Heller ; introduced by John Simon.

Literary critic lectures on traditions in German literature.

WBAI, 14 Apr. 1966.
BB0732.12 Henry David Thoreau / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Thoreau's philosophy and lifestyle.

KPFA, 30 Jan. 1959.
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.
BB0732.24 Henry James / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the pro-American aspects of James' writings.

KPFA, 19 Oct. 1959.
BB3377 Henry James and the Jacobites / Maxwell Geismar ; interviewed by Richard Elman.

Critical examination of James' impact on literature.

WBAI, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB0732.15 Herman Melville / produced by Byron Bryant.

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

KPFA, 9 Mar. 1959.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...

KPFA, 1982.
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.
BB0781 James Joyce / Brendan Behan.

Talk on the life and work of the American author.

KPFA, 22 Apr. 1962.
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.
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.
BB0752.06 Jules Romans' Men of Goodwill / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his monumental novel.

KPFA, 3 Oct. 1958.
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.
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.
BB0732.27 Late California writers / produced by Byron Bryant.

On H.L. Meneken, the early 20th century humorist.

KPFA, 25 Jan. 1960.
BB0732.06 Literary personality development / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the American literary tradition during the late 1700's.

KPFA, 3 Nov. 1958.
BB0732.23 Mark Twain / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the author who characterized frontier humor.

KPFA, 2 Oct. 1959.
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.
BB0732.14 Nathanial Hawthorne / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the moral basis of his transendentalist writings.

KPFA, 23 Feb. 1959.
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.
BB0733 New world of the novelist / Malcolm Dowly.

Talk on the stress on interpersonal relations in novels.

KPFA, 24 Apr. 1959.
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
BB0752.03 Paul Valery / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his political writings.

KPFA, 14 Dec. 1958.
SZ0378 Poet Philip Whalen / interviewed by Jack Loeffler.

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

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.
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.
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
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.
BB1047 Prolegomena to any future study of Winnie the Pooh / Frederick Crews.

Humorous view of European literary criticism.

KPFA, 2 Dec. 1964.
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.
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.
BB2024.03 Ray Bradbury.

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

KPFA, 9 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.20 The 19th century stage / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the clumsy but dynamic early plays.

KPFA, 18 May 1959.
BB3734 The Anti-hero in the American novel / Leslie Fiedler and R.W.B. Lewis.

Discussion of American literary traditions.

WBAI, 1961.
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.
BB4863 The Banquet years : the American invasion / Stephen Longstreet.

Speech about the cross-Atlantic literary and artistic traditions.

KPFK, 12 May 1965.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.18 The Early western / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the development of a popular image of the frontier.

KPFA, 24 Apr. 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.
BB0771.05 The Force of farce / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the psychological fulfillment of farce.

WBAI, 12 July 1961.
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