Literature -- History and criticism.

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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.
BC2480 The History of literature / by Nanos Valaoritis.

Dramatization of the development of modern literature.

KPFA, 1975.
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.
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.
BB1848.01 The Literary scene / Colin Wilson.

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

KPFA, 9 May 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.
BB0732.03 The Mathers : America's first literary family / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the literary impact of the Mathers.

KPFA, 13 Oct. 1958.
BB0732.01 The Native Americans / produced by Byron Bryant.

On pre-contact viewpoints and the introduction of European influences.

KPFA, Oct. 1958.
BB1840 The New novel in the age of science / Gore Vidal.

Author talks about new forms of literature.

KPFA, 15 Jan. 1967.
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.
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
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.
BB0752.04 The Novels of Marcel Proust / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his development and impact on society.

KPFA, 2 Nov. 1958.
BB0752.02 The Plays of Jean Giraudoux / Francis Carmody.

Talk on his anti-material, romantic dramas.

KPFA, 28 Dec. 1958.
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.
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.
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.
BB0732.16 The Southern poets / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the antebellum poets Henry Timrod, Paul Hamilton Hayen, and Sidney Lanier.

KPFA, 6 Apr. 1959.
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.
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.
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-.
BB0732.25 Theodore Dreiser / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the social aspects of Dreiser's novels.

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1959.
BB4449.06 Theodore Dreiser and the coming of naturalism / Alfred Kazin.

Talk about American literature and the influence of naturalism.

KPFK, 17 Aug. 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.
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.
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.
BB0771.06 Tragedy / Eric Bentley.

Talk on tragedy and anxiety.

WBAI, 26 July 1961.
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.
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.
BB0732.13 Walt Whitman / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his romantic writing and its impact on American letters.

KPFA, 9 Feb. 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.
BB4122 Was Homer an illiterate improviser? / Douglas Young.

Talk about both the oral and literary ability of Homer.

KPFA, 19 Dec. 1970.
BB0732.07 Washington Irving / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his contribution to American literature.

KPFA, 10 Nov. 1958.
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.
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.
BB4449.05 William Dean Howells and the novel of manners / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on Howells' focus on customs and manners.

KPFA, 5 June 1963.
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.
BB0732.29 Writers of the 30s / produced by Byron Bryant.

On themes of 1930's novels.

KPFA, Feb. 1960.
BB3649 Yale report

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

WBAI, 29 Sept. 1967.
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