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Eminent Scholars Series

Eminent Scholars Series, American Literature and Politics

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.

Critic Leslie Fiedler explores the political dimensions of works as diverse as Huckleberry Finn and Gone with the Wind in this discussion of the relationship of writing and politics in American culture

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Eminent Scholars Series, American Literature of the 20s

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.

North Carolina State Professor Michael Reynolds discusses the American writers who came of age during the Roaring Twenties: T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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 Eminent Scholars Series, American Literature of the 30s

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.

Leslie Fiedler surveys the major and popular writers of the decade, as well as three writers whose works have been unjustly neglected by critics: Henry Roth, Dashiell Hammett and Margaret Mitchell.

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Eminent Scholars Series, American Literature of World War II

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.

Prof. George Garrett explains the differences between the world wars which account for the literature they produced and examines the various responses to the harshness of the war in poets and writers such as Randall Jarrell, James Gould Cozzens, James Jones and Norman Mailer.

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 Eminent Scholars Series, Black American Literature

 

 

Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.

Professor Valerie Smith surveys the development of Black American literature from the 1890s to the 1930s, examining the achievements of the authors who consolidated the Afro-American literary tradition at the turn of the century, and the poets and novelists of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Modern American Novel
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. George Garrett provides an informative overview of American fiction from 1910 to 1950, identifying over 60 prominent novelists and commenting on their work.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Realism and Naturalism in American Liter
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Michael S. Reynolds explores the influences of modern art, technology and ideas on American culture of the 20's including the contributions made by the new generation of writers--T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Southern Literary Renaissance
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Professor Louis D. Rubin Jr. contends that the defining characteristic of the 20th century South American writers was their sense of history.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to John Dos Passos' Fiction
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Townsend Luddington explores the cultural and personal causes for Dos Passos' literary and political radicalism, describes his decline as a writer from the 1940s onwards, and his concurrent move toward increasing political conservatism.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Understanding Dos Passos' U.S.A.
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Townsend Luddington explains the political thesis and technical innovations, the prophetic and satiric vision of American culture in Dos Passos' trilogy.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Understanding Dreiser's Sister Carrie
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Critic Alfred Kazin calls Dreiser the most enduring of American naturalists, and explains the viewpoints that environment and heredity determined human conduct, as exemplified in Sister Carrie.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Theodore Dreiser's Ficti
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Warner Bertoff surveys Dreiser's six most important novels, from Sister Carrie to An American Tragedy, distinguishing between the realist and naturalist world views in the fiction.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to T.S. Eliot's Poetry
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Princeton Professor A. Walton Liz traces Eliot's career and surveys the early poetry that culminated in The Wasteland and The Four Quartets.</I

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fi
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
University of South Carolina professor Matthew Bruccoli presents an overview of Fitzgerald's life and work and identifies the chief themes and techniques of Fitzgerald's fiction.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Robert Frost's Poetry
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Harvard Professor Helen Vendler shows how Frost's poetry expresses underlying ambiguity and pain.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Ernest Hemingway's Ficti
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Noted literary scholar Alfred Kazin describes Hemingway's transformation of the English language into something immediate and direct.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Understanding Hemingway's A Farewell to
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Michael S. Reynolds separates the autobiographical from the fictional in his analysis of the novel's backgrounds and composition.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to John Steinbeck's Fiction
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Steinbeck biographer Jackson Benson provides an informative and detailed discussion of the author's life, career and views.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Edith Wharton's Fiction
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Wharton's biographer, R.W.B. Lewis, surveys her major works of fiction and her chief theme--the oppression of the individual by society.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Thomas Wolfe
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
University of North Carolina Professor Louis D. Rubin Jr. discusses how Thomas Wolfe's personality dominates his art of recreated memory.

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Eminent Scholars Series, Introduction to Richard Wright's Fiction
Distinguished educators and critics in an organized syllabus of documented lectures on modern American literature. Comes complete with study guide. Each tape is 45 minutes.
Prof. Valerie Smith describes Wright's childhood experiences of poverty and oppression which he transmuted into art, particularly his landmark novel, Native Son.

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GREAT WRITERS SEREIS

A fascinating series of informative and entertaining programs about the lives and works of some of the most celebrated authors of all time. These revealing profiles contain insightful commentary as well as rare interviews, documents and other historical materials. Each volume is 45 minutes.

1. Great Writers: Alberto Moravia

 

 

 

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2. Great Writers: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

 

 

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3. Great Writers: Anthony Burgess

 

 

 

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4. Great Writers: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

 

 

 

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5. Great Writers: Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

 

 

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6. Great Writers: Jack London

 

 

 

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7. Great Writers: Jean Cocteau

 

 

 

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8. Great Writers: John Steinbeck

 

 

 

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9. Great Writers: Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

 

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10. Great Writers: Joseph Conrad

 

 

 

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11. Great Writers: Roald Dahl

 

 

 

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12. Great Writers: Salman Rushdie

 

 

 

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13. Great Writers: Tennessee Williams

 

 

 

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14. Great Writers: Truman Capote

 

 

 

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15. Great Writers: William Faulkner

 

 

 

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The Modern World:
Ten Great Writers


A ground-breaking series of profiles of ten great 20th-century writers who helped shape literature. Each program examines the author's experiences and includes commentary by noted scholars as well as dramatized excerpts performed by actors from Great Britain's National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, including David Suchet, Eileen Atkins, Patrick Malahide, Tim McInnerny, Tim Roth, Brian Glover, Michael Gough and Edward Fox.

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17. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 01: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dos

 

 

Vol. 1: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky ushered in modern literature with his novels Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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18. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 02: Henrik Ibsen, The

 

 

Vol. 2: Henrik Ibsen. Far ahead of his time, Ibsen outraged audiences by stripping away hypocrisy and convention in his plays Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House and Wild Duck. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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19. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 03: Joseph Conrad, The

 

 

Vol. 3: Joseph Conrad. The author of Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness explored political and existential themes. 58 mins

 

 

 

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20. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 04: Luigi Pirandello, The

 

 

Vol. 4: Luigi Pirandello. In landmark plays like Enrico IV and Six Characters in Search of an Author, and in a novel and short stories, Pirandello explored the relationship between outward experience and inward reality. 58 mins

 

 

 

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21. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 05: Marcel Proust, The

 

 

Vol. 5: Marcel Proust. Proust's Remembrance of Things Past has rightly taken its place as one of the world's literary masterworks. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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22. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 06: Thomas Mann, The

 

 

Vol. 6: Thomas Mann. With Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Doctor Faustus and the novella Death in Venice, Mann became the leading German author who confronted the spiritual controversies of 20th-century human experience. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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23. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 07: James Joyce, The

 

 

Vol. 7: James Joyce. Joyce took stream of consciousness to its extremes in Finnegan's Wake. David Suchet stars as Leopold Bloom in scenes from Joyce's Ulysses. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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24. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 08: Virginia Woolf, The

 

 

Vol. 8: Virginia Woolf. Woolf's innovative narrative method in Orlando, To the Lighthouse and The Waves established her as a leading 20th-century novelist. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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25. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 09: Thomas Stearns Eliot, T

 

 

 

Vol. 9: Thomas Stearns Eliot. In Prufrock and Other Observations, The Waste Land and The Murder in the Cathedral, Eliot consciously devised a new idiom of expression. Edward Fox, Eileen Atkins and Michael Gough read excerpts from some of Eliot's most famous poems. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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26. The Modern World: Ten Great Writers:Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Vol. 10: Franz Kafka, The

 

 

 

Vol. 10: Franz Kafka. With such disturbing works as The Metamorphosis and The Trial, Kafka's name has become synonymous with the sense of alienation when individuals are confronted by faceless and nameless authority. Tim Roth appears as Kafka and as the character Joseph K. from Kafka's The Trial. 58 mins.

 

 

 

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