Literature -- History and criticism.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
BC1237 Book notes / Beatrice Levin.

Author discusses literature and writers.

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

KPFT, 1970.
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.
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.
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.
BB3377 Henry James and the Jacobites / Maxwell Geismar ; interviewed by Richard Elman.

Critical examination of James' impact on literature.

WBAI, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB0771.05 The Force of farce / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the psychological fulfillment of farce.

WBAI, 12 July 1961.
BB3435 Hegel and Rilke : Duino Elegies / Erich Heller ; introduced by John Simon.

Literary critic lectures on traditions in German literature.

WBAI, 14 Apr. 1966.
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.
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.
BB0771.03 In praise of types / Eric Bentley.

Talk on characters and characterizations in dramas and novels.

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

Panel discussions on the role of American writers in society.

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

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

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

Discussion of American literary traditions.

WBAI, 1961.
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.
BB3376 Black socio-literary evolution / Horace Cayton.

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

WBAI, 24 Jan. 1965.
BB3893 Books to buy, borrow, or burn.

Review of Herman Hesse's book Under the Wheel.

WBAI, 24 Nov. 1968.
BB0771.06 Tragedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on tragedy and anxiety.

WBAI, 26 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.
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.
BB3649 Yale report

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

WBAI, 29 Sept. 1967.
BB3251 Faust's damnation : the morality of knowledge / Erich Heller.

Talk on the philosophical and moral underpinnings of Faust.

WBAI, 5 Jan. 1962.
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.
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.
BB0771.07 Comedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on the power of comedy to overcome dispair.

WBAI, 9 Aug. 1961.
SZ0378 Poet Philip Whalen / interviewed by Jack Loeffler.

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

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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
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
BB0755 Esquire Writers Symposium

Panel discussions on the role of American writers in society.

Part One: Esquire Writers...

WBAI, 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
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