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Author to Author Video Series

1. Author to Author Video Series, Contemporary Poets

 

 

 

George Garrett discusses literature with a panel of authors and poets. Series guide included.

Rita Dove, Elizabeth Spire and Henry Taylor discuss American poetry. This panel of poets is particularly insightful about the process of creative writing. 40 mins.

VHS:

S24110

 

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 LEA Price: $360.00

 

2. Author to Author Video Series, Contemporary Short Story Writers

 

 

 

George Garrett discusses literature with a panel of authors and poets. Series guide included.

Richard Bausch, Madison Smartt Bell and Alan Cheuse comprise a panel of short story writers. They examine their motivations and explain their decision to concentrate on this literary form. 40 mins.

VHS:

S24111

 

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 LEA Price: $360.00

 

3. Author to Author Video Series, First Novelists

 

 

 

George Garrett discusses literature with a panel of authors and poets. Series guide included.

Sydney Blair, Cathryn Hankla and Darcey Steinke expound upon their initial writing experiences, particularly their apprenticeships. 40 mins.

VHS:

S24113

 

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 LEA Price: $360.00

 

4. Author to Author Video Series, The Fiction of Mary Lee Settle

 

 

 

George Garrett discusses literature with a panel of authors and poets. Series guide included.

Settle explains the background of her novel Blood Tie, and discusses her long career as an author. 40 mins.

VHS:

S24112

 

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 LEA Price: $360.00

 

5. Author to Author Video Series, The Modernist Movement in Poetry

 

 

 

George Garrett discusses literature with a panel of authors and poets. Series guide included.

James Dickey and R.W.B. Lewis counter recent arguments put forth against both Modernism and T.S. Eliot. 40 mins.

VHS:

S24114

 

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 LEA Price: $360.00

 

 

Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell)

52. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell),

Complete Set

 

 

 

The brilliant historian/mythologist/thinker Joseph Campbell, in a dialogue with Bill Moyers, explores the foundations of culture and our being in this incredible six-part series.
360 mins.

VHS: 

S07590

DVD:

DV62850

Includes photo art gallery and interview with George Lucas

 

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 LEA Price: $150.00

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 LEA Price: $90.00

 


53. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 1: Hero's Adventure

 

 

 

Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures. Heroic stories are still being told. In fact, Joseph Campbell says modern technology is reflected in works such as George Lucas' Star Wars Trilogy. Campbell discusses how the hero's journey is possible today in everyday life, and challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her own life.

VHS:

S07385

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 


54. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 2: Message of the Myth

 

 

 

On the relevance of myths--Campbell begins this hour comparing the creation story in Genesis with creation stories from around the world. His discussion with Bill Moyers includes the question, why do we need myths? Myths, Campbell believes, are clues to the spiritual potentialities of human life. Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created. Unfortunately, Campbell says, people today are stuck with old metaphors and myths that don't fit their needs. 60 mins.

VHS:

S07386

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 

55. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 3: First Storytellers

 

 

 

On myths and the environment--In this program, Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth (as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ), the rite of passage (in primitive societies), the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society. 60 mins.

VHS:

S07387

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 

56. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 4: Sacrifice and Bliss

 

 

 

On the meaning of sacrifice and following your bliss--Campbell begins this program stressing the need for every one of us to find our sacred place--"a place of creative incubation." In the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world, we all need a sacred place, he says, to sense a true feeling for life. Campbell also discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which he says symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He also talks about the significance of sacrifice--in particular, a mother's sacrifice for her child, and the sacrifice to the relationship in marriage.

VHS:

S07388

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 

57. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 5: Love and the Goddess

 

 

 

On women in mythology--In addition to love of God, Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th-century troubadours. According to Campbell, the troubadours were "the first ones in the West who really considered love in the same sense we think of it now, as a person-to-person relationship." Then Campbell addresses questions about the image of women--as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth. 60 mins.

VHS:

S07389

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 

58. Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell), Vol. 6: Masks of Eternity

 

 

 

On divinity--In the culminating hour of the series, Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in the Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, psychologist Carl Jung, and others. 60 mins.

VHS:

S07390

 

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 LEA Price: $37.00

 


The Power of the Word

62. The Power of the Word, Complete Six-Volume Set

 

 

 

This PBS-sponsored series from the Bill Moyers Collection includes readings by some the most internationally acclaimed poets living and working today. They are featured in a number of settings and given the opportunity to discuss not just their work, but the importance and vitality of this immortal artform.

Complete Six-Volume Set.

 

 

 

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59. The Power of the Word: The Living Language

 

 

 

The Living Language. The living tradition of oral poetry is accentuated by two poets, James Autrey and Quincy Troupe. Autrey writes about the business world and the South of his youth. He often brings his work to places like business meetings and even church. Troupe is a professor of Third World literature who reads to all kinds of audiences, even prisoners. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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60. The Power of the Word: The Simple Acts of Life

 

 

 

The Simple Acts of Life. This program was filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Every other year, poets gather there to discuss and read their work to each other and students. Robert Bly, Galway Kinnel, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz and William Stafford are included. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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61. The Power of the Word: Ancestral Voices

 

 

 

Ancestral Voices. Garret Kaoru Hongo reflects on his Japanese-American heritage in much of his work, while Native American poets Joy Haro and Mary Tallmountain draw on the strengths of their traditions. Together these three bring out the importance of diverse traditions in the realm of poetry. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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63. The Power of the Word: Dancing on the Edge of the Road

 

 

 

Dancing on the Edge of the Road. Stanley Kunitz is one of America's leading poets. His work is tempered by advice learned over a lifetime of composing. This profile offers a close look at the man and his work, including his strong belief in reading aloud. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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64. The Power of the Word: Voices of Memory

 

 

 

Voices of Memory. Li-Young is a famed poet whose work explores the ties he maintains with Chinese culture, even though he has never lived in China. For Gerald Stern, memory offers a path to his Jewish heritage, which he then reconstructs in his work. Poetry readings and extensive interviews with both men are included. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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65. The Power of the Word: Where the Souls Live

 

 

 

Where the Souls Live. Robert Bly, Lucille Clifton and W.S. Merwin are all featured reading and discussing their work. Bly's emphasis on the spiritual nature of poetry makes him a vital voice on the state of the human soul. Clifton draws on her experiences as a black woman to craft her art, while Merwin examines human relationships and our ties to nature. 60 mins.

 

 

 

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Montparnasse Revisited

143. Montparnasse Revisited, Set

 

 

 

This series captures the history of one of Paris' most colorful and vital districts. The painters, writers, composers, actors, musicians and photographers who made Paris the center of the art world between 1900 and the Second World War defined the avant garde. Together they created modern art as we know it. Each volume is 55 mins. Directed by Matthew Reinders and based on a program by Jean-Marie Drot.

The Ten-Volume Set.

VHS:

S21051

 

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 LEA Price: $300.00

 

144. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 01: The Brilliant Years, 1900-1914

 

 

 

This series captures the history of one of Paris' most colorful and vital districts. The painters, writers, composers, actors, musicians and photographers who made Paris the center of the art world between 1900 and the Second World War defined the avant garde. Together they created modern art as we know it. Each volume is 55 mins. Directed by Matthew Reinders and based on a program by Jean-Marie Drot.

VHS:

S21041

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

145. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 02: Artists at War, 1914-1918

 

 

 

This series captures the history of one of Paris' most colorful and vital districts. The painters, writers, composers, actors, musicians and photographers who made Paris the center of the art world between 1900 and the Second World War defined the avant garde. Together they created modern art as we know it. Each volume is 55 mins. Directed by Matthew Reinders and based on a program by Jean-Marie Drot.

VHS:

S21042

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

146. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 03: Face to Face with Giacometti

 

 

 

VHS:

S21043

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

147. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 04: A Life in the Day of Man Ray

 

 

 

VHS:

S21044

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

148. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 05: Who Was Modigiliani?

 

 

 

VHS:

S21045

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

149. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 06: The Man Behind Picasso--Daniel

 

 

 

VHS:

S21046

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

150. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 07: Ghosts at the Banquet--The Twe

 

 

 

VHS:

S21047

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

151. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 08: Songs and Sentiments--Music Ha

 

 

 

VHS:

S21048

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

152. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 09: The Composers

 

 

 

VHS:

S21049

 

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

153. Montparnasse Revisited, Volume 10: Soutine the Obsessed

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 LEA Price: $45.00

 

VHS: 

S21050


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