Literature -- History and criticism.

This may not be a complete list of all recordings associated with this subject. Search the entire catalog here.
PRA Archive # Title Description Genre Broadcast Datesort ascending
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.
BB2850 A. Okion Ojigbo on African literature / interviewed by Bob Sitton.

Discussion of the long tradition in African literature.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1970.
BB0752.04 The Novels of Marcel Proust / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his development and impact on society.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1958.
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.
BB1047 Prolegomena to any future study of Winnie the Pooh / Frederick Crews.

Humorous view of European literary criticism.

KPFA, 2 Dec. 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.
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-...

KPFA, 1982.
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.
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...

KPFA, 1982.
BC2480 The History of literature / by Nanos Valaoritis.

Dramatization of the development of modern literature.

KPFA, 1975.
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.
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.
BB0732.24 Henry James / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the pro-American aspects of James' writings.

KPFA, 19 Oct. 1959.
BB4122 Was Homer an illiterate improviser? / Douglas Young.

Talk about both the oral and literary ability of Homer.

KPFA, 19 Dec. 1970.
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.
BB0981 The English novel today : from Dickens to Snow / Angus Wilson.

Talk on the evolution of the modern English novel.

KPFA, 18 Nov. 1961.
BB0732.20 The 19th century stage / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the clumsy but dynamic early plays.

KPFA, 18 May 1959.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.25 Theodore Dreiser / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the social aspects of Dreiser's novels.

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1959.
BB0752.05 Andre Gide / Francis Carmody.

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

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1958.
BB2024.04 Edgar Rice Burroughs / Vern Coriell and Stanley B. Vinson.

Discussion of Burroughs' lesser known science fiction works.

KPFA, 15 Nov. 1968.
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.
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.
BB1840 The New novel in the age of science / Gore Vidal.

Author talks about new forms of literature.

KPFA, 15 Jan. 1967.
BB1099 Florence Becker Lennon program / Donald Keene.

Talk on the influence of the West upon Japanese literature.

KPFA, 15 Feb. 1959.
BB0752.03 Paul Valery / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his political writings.

KPFA, 14 Dec. 1958.
BB0732.03 The Mathers : America's first literary family / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the literary impact of the Mathers.

KPFA, 13 Oct. 1958.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.26 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.
BB0732.07 Washington Irving / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his contribution to American literature.

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

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

KPFA, 1 Dec. 1958.
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-.
Displaying items 101 - 141 of 141


CSVLiterature -- History and criticism.