Literature -- History and criticism.

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BB3893 Books to buy, borrow, or burn.

Review of Herman Hesse's book Under the Wheel.

WBAI, 24 Nov. 1968.
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.
BB4122 Was Homer an illiterate improviser? / Douglas Young.

Talk about both the oral and literary ability of Homer.

KPFA, 19 Dec. 1970.
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.
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.
BB4449.03 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.
BB4449.04 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.
BB4449.05 William Dean Howells and the novel of manners / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on Howells' focus on customs and manners.

KPFA, 5 June 1963.
BB4449.06 Theodore Dreiser and the coming of naturalism / Alfred Kazin.

Talk about American literature and the influence of naturalism.

KPFK, 17 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.
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.
BB4863 The Banquet years : the American invasion / Stephen Longstreet.

Speech about the cross-Atlantic literary and artistic traditions.

KPFK, 12 May 1965.
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.
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.
BB4917 Hamlet : everyman's passive hero / Dr. John Monteyerdi.

Evaluation of the character of Hamlet.

KPFK, 26 Apr. 1964.
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.
BB4968 From pricks to pim / Ray Federman.

Analysis of the writing of Samuel Beckett.

KPFK, 4 Jan. 1965.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB5207 Escape! Anthony Boucher.

Boucher discusses detective and suspense books.

KPFA, 20 Oct. 1967.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
BC2480 The History of literature / by Nanos Valaoritis.

Dramatization of the development of modern literature.

KPFA, 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.
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
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.
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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