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Authors, American.

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PRA Archive # Titlesort ascending Description Genre Broadcast Date
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.
BB0878 World of Ray Bradbury / interviewed by Francis Roberts.

Discussion of his work and views of the world.|WORLD OF RAY BRADBURY / interviewed by Francis...

KPFK, 7 Dec. 1964.
BB0922.03 William Faulkner as an American writer / Kenneth Brooks.

Talk on Faulkner's folk-based writings about the deep South.

KPFA, 9 Nov. 1966.
BB4449.05 William Dean Howells and the novel of manners / Alfred Kazin.

Talk on Howells' focus on customs and manners.

KPFA, 5 June 1963.
BB0732.07 Washington Irving / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his contribution to American literature.

KPFA, 10 Nov. 1958.
BB0732.13 Walt Whitman / produced by Byron Bryant.

On his romantic writing and its impact on American letters.

KPFA, 9 Feb. 1959.
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.
BB0732.25 Theodore Dreiser / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the social aspects of Dreiser's novels.

KPFA, 16 Nov. 1959.
BB4924 The Hero of the code / read by David Ossman.

Reading of a Los Angeles Times obituary for Ernest Hemingway.

KPFK, 28 Aug. 1962.
AZ0507 Studs Terkel at Cody's Books in Berkeley.

A talk on power and powerlessness, his literary career, and interviewing styles. Question and...

KPFA, Oct. 13, 1980.
BC2662 Steps / written and read by Jerzy Kosinski.

Kosinski reads and discusses passages from his second novel.

WBAI, 197-.
AZ0595 Sports in America / by James Michener ; interviewed by Ted Vincent.

On Michener's book.

KPFA, July 16, 1977.
BC3106 Selections from Chimera / written and read by John Barth.

American author reads selections from his nove.

WBAI, 6 Apr. 1976.
BB0922.02 Robert Frost as an American writer / Reuben Brower.

Talk on Frost's transcendence of typical New England writing.

KPFA, 9 Nov. 1966.
BC2896 Remember the dreamers / Ray Bradbury.

Author of The Martian Chronicles speaks about the responsibility of man in his exploration of...

KPFK, 12 Nov. 1975.
BC1999 Ray Bradbury / interviewed by Barbara Cady.

Science fiction author discusses family life, urban planning, love and death.|RAY BRADBURY /...

KPFK, 16 Sept. 1974.
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.
BC0437.01 Ralph Waldo Emerson / Dr. Eugene Blustein. (Episode 1 of 5)

Talk on the prophetic aspects of Emerson's poetry. Includes readings from Emerson's...

KPFK, 1 Nov. 1971.
BC0437.05 Prosody and poetic consciousness / Allen Ginsberg. (Episode 5 of 5)

Talkon the development of American prophetic writing in the works of Whitman, Pound, and...

KPFK, 29 Nov. 1971.
IZ0025 Pon-ton / Steve Katz and Tom Ahern ; produced by Mike Sappol.

Readings with recorded music by Sam the man Taylor, the Drifters, B. Bumble and the Stingers,...

WBAI, July 6, 1976.
BC0437.04 Paterson V : by William Carlos Williams / produced by Cynthia Sears. (Episode 4 of 5)

Dramatic reading and analysis of the conclusion of Williams' epic poem.

KPFK, 22 Nov. 1971.
BB5367 Norman Mailer.

Discussion about the author and his work.

WBAI, 9 Dec. 1964.
BB0732.14 Nathanial Hawthorne / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the moral basis of his transendentalist writings.

KPFA, 23 Feb. 1959.
BC2502 Mumbo Jumbo / Ishmael Reed.

Author reads from his novel.

KPFA, 25 July 1973.
BC0559.01-.05 Millerabilia / written and read by Henry Miller.

Author reads selections from his own works.


pt.1. To Paint is to Love Again, Uterine Hunger, Reunion in Brooklyn, and Stand Still Like a...

KPFK, 4-25 Jan. 1972.
BC1918 Memory Book / by Jerry Lucas ; interviewed by Charlie Park.

Author discusses his book and answers phone-in questions from listeners.

KPFT, 3 June 1974.
BB4956 Master of fantasy and fable / Robert Nathan ; interviewed by Francis Roberts.

Author discusses his life and work.

KPFK, 29 Oct. 1964.
BB0732.23 Mark Twain / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the author who characterized frontier humor.

KPFA, 2 Oct. 1959.
BB1016.01-.20 Letter from Aix / Kenneth Rexroth.

Series of talks.


reel 1 missing.

KPFA, 20 Nov. 1958-26 Mar. 1959.
AZ0337 Lay my body on the line / by Floyd Salas ; produced by Michael Butler.

Salas reads from his novel about a boy growing up in modern Oakland.

KPFA, Aug. 19, 1979.
BC1568 Kurt Vonnegut at N.Y.U..

On Fantasy Day program a recording of Kurt Vonnegut is played. The author discusses his work...

KPFT, 1970.
BB4621 Jehovah's child : the case of Deena Metzger

Excerpts from a press conference that was held on Wednesday, September 17, 1969 concerning the...

American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Education KPFK, 19 Sept. 1969.
BB0781 James Joyce / Brendan Behan.

Talk on the life and work of the American author.

KPFA, 22 Apr. 1962.
BB0743 J.T. Farrell. interviewed by Bill Butler.

Discussion of his life and writing.

KPFA, 23 May 1959.
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.
BB0732.15 Herman Melville / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the positive and negative aspects of Melville's writings.

KPFA, 9 Mar. 1959.
BC1105 Henry Miller : finding his voice in Paris.

Reading from Tropic of Cancer, and an actuality of an award ceremony in Paris making Miller a...

KPFK, 3 Jan. 1972.
BB3377 Henry James and the Jacobites / Maxwell Geismar ; interviewed by Richard Elman.

Critical examination of James' impact on literature.

WBAI, 12 Dec. 1963.
BB0732.24 Henry James / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the pro-American aspects of James' writings.

KPFA, 19 Oct. 1959.
BB0732.12 Henry David Thoreau / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Thoreau's philosophy and lifestyle.

KPFA, 30 Jan. 1959.
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.
BC0558.04 For all your ills I give you laughter / produced by Cynthia Sears.

Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence Clark Powell, and RobertSnyder read selections from Miller's...

KPFK, 26 Jan. 1972.
BB0732.28 F. Scott Fitzgerald / produced by Byron Bryant.

On the underpinnings of Fitzgerald's writings.

KPFA, 8 Feb. 1960.
BB3799.01-.02 Ezra Pound : readings and recollections.

Author discusses his life and work; includes readings.


r.1. Youth and associations / his early life in Paris and London, and his association with Yeats...

WBAI, 5 June 1963.
BC0437.03 Ezra Pound / Everett Frost and Georg Gugelberger. (Episode 3 of 5)

Discussion of Pound's philosophy of internationalism. Includesrecordings of Pound reading...

KPFK, 15 Nov. 1971.
BB0732.10 Edgar Allen Poe / produced by Byron Bryant.

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

KPFA, 1 Dec. 1958.
BB0732.19 Early California writers / produced by Byron Bryant.

On Waukeen Miller, Bret Hart, and Ambrose Bierce, and their popularization of California.

KPFA, 4 May 1959.
BB0958 Dylan Thomas reads.

Writer reads from his own works.

KPFA, 15 May 1952.
BC2720.01-.04 Donald Barthlme / interviewed by Judith Sherman.

Author reads and discusses selections from several of his novels and short stories.


r.1-2. The Dead father, I bought a little city, The Great hug, The Agreement, Nothing: a...

WBAI, 197-.
BB0834 Criticism of F.R. Leavis / Rene Wellek.

Talk on Leavis' writings.

KPFA, 29 Aug. 1963.
BB1103 An Interview with Rumer Godden / interviewed by Bill Butler.

Author discusses her work and opinions.|AN INTERVIEW WITH RUMER GODDEN / interviewed by Bill...

KPFA, 13 Dec. 1958.
BC2075 An Interview with Ring Lardner, Jr. : the blacklisted years.

Lardner discusses his years as one of the Hollywood ten and his investigation by the House...

WBAI, 197-.
BB3971 An Interview with Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. / interviewed by Bill Henderson.

Author discusses his views about time, good and evil, the end of the world, and reads selections...

WBAI, 8 Nov. 1970.
BC2347 An Edward Dahlberg miscellany / interviewed by Charles Ruas.

Author of Because I Was Flesh discusses his work and career.

WBAI, 30 June 1975.
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.
AZ0307 Algonquin Woods / by Bob Callahan.

Author reads from his book.

KPFA, July 1, 1979.
BC2095 A Tribute to Nathanael West / produced by Paul Vangelisti.

Diane Wakoski, Joel Kurtzman, Paul Vangelisti, Jim Brodey and David Walley read selections from...

KPFK, 28 Nov. 1974.
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.
BB3363 A Conversation with Nelson Algren / interviewed by Richard Elman and Gene McGarr.

Author discusses his life and work.|A CONVERSATION WITH NELSON ALGREN / interviewed by Richard...

WBAI, 25 May 1963.
CSVAuthors, American.