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January 01, 1990 - November 17, 2012 + Bookworm
Interstate An interview about emotion in fiction. Dixon discusses his Dostoyevskyan ambition to render his complex extremity of feeling about the death of a...
Secret Life The poet discusses the difficulties of writing accurately and artistically about his ongoing recovery from sexually obsessive behavior.
Memoir from Antproof Case Mark Helprin on the legacy of fathers...
The Trial of Elizabeth Cree Penny-dreadfuls, transvestitism, the English Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey and Grand Guignol are touched on in this conversation about...
Independence Day In this conversation about one novelist's development, Richard Ford describes the emotional confidence he needed to complete his break-through novel.
My Father Was a Toltec The barriers of language, ethnicity, class and gender: the challenges faced by a Latina writer.
Off Stage Betty Comden who, with Adolph Green, his written for some of the theater's great clowns--Phil Silvers, Bert Lahr, Judy Holliday, Rosalind Russell, Nancy...
This novel of punk-adolescence recalls the great American coming-of-age novels. In the examination of the voice of Bank's hero, homage is paid to his literary...
Oswald's Tale Norman Mailer on the skills a novelist brings to the assembly of a historical record...
(Getty Series) Galeano discusses journalism, testimony, folklore and history-writing. He shows how each reveals a facet of the life of the writer-revolutionary.
(Getty Series) The author talks about the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution and her quest to discover a way to write truthfully about Mao's China.
(Getty Series) A conversation about "Them" and "Us." Allison and Sarris talk about illegitimacy and the status of the "outsider" in both American culture...
(Getty Series) History, imagination and memory: Allende states that she does not make a distinction between reality and imagination and then discusses their fusion in her...
(Getty Series)Troupe, who co-authored the controversial, award-winning autobiography of Miles Davis, speaks about the process of inhabiting another person's memories. He explores music as...
(Getty Series) Cisneros describes an autobiographical childhood incident and demonstrates how she transformed it into her most popular short story, "Eleven."