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Bonetti, Kay

Overview
Works: 288 works in 428 publications in 1 language and 3,711 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Folklore  Fiction 
Roles: Interviewer, Instrumentalist, Author
Classifications: PS379, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kay Bonetti
Conversations with American novelists : the best interviews from the Missouri review and the American Audio Prose Library( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers of fine novels cherish the opportunity to hear their favorite novelists speak directly, without commentary or interpretation, about how their lives and concerns drive their fiction writing. For twenty years The Missouri Review has brought these readers some of the most compelling and thought-provoking literary interviews in print. In this collection of fifteen in-depth interviews with contemporary novelists, the authors discuss the style and themes of their work, their writing habits, their cultural and social backgrounds, and larger aesthetic issues with refreshing insight about themselves and their art
Toni Cade Bambara interview with Kay Bonetti by Toni Cade Bambara( Recording )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Cade Bambara grew up in New York City and was there exposed to larger social issues and the rich tradition of the Harlem Renaissance. In this interview, Bambara discusses her refusal to draw on her personal biography or that of her friends and family for fictional material. She talks about what she sees as her real work--that of social activist and community organizer, with her fiction being but one manifestation of that work
Maxine Hong Kingston interview with Kay Bonetti by Maxine Hong Kingston( Recording )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an introduction to her life and work, author Kingston discusses the structures and manner of compositions in her works The woman warrior and China men. She reveals how each work portrays the Chinese-American experience with a poetic blend of myth, legend, oral history, factual narrative, fiction, memoir, and autobiography
Alice Walker interview with Kay Bonetti by Alice Walker( Recording )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Walker talks about her work, her early literary models and influences, and what she wants her writing to be. She discusses racism, particularly in music, and comments on what she sees as a too narrow focus of some white women writers
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris interview with Kay Bonetti by Louise Erdrich( Recording )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husband and wife Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich share the nature of their writing collaboration. Even though the words on the page are usually Erdrich's, they have worked out a unified vision based on their shared backgrounds as mixed-blood native Americans. Includes brief biographical sketches of both authors
Interview by Toni Morrison( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Morrison talks about her roots in an integrated mill town in the Midwest, along with her search for a craft and voice which would adequately embody her vision and address the Black people for whom she writes. She also discusses women writers and the art of Black storytelling, which she tries to transfer to novel form
Interview by James Baldwin( Recording )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Baldwin discusses his current stands on some of the issues mentioned in his essays, including the role of the artist in Western culture
Interview by Alice Walker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Walker talks about her work, her early literary models and influences, and what she wants her writing to be. She discusses racism, particularly in music, and comments on what she sees as a too narrow focus of some white women writers
Raymond Carver interview with Kay Bonetti by Raymond Carver( Recording )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Carver talks about his life as a recovered alcoholic, why he focused on the short story format, and the happy effects of success on his writing
Chinua Achebe interview with Kay Bonetti by Chinua Achebe( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an interview with Chinua Achebe made by Kay Bonetti during the author's residence at the University of Mass
Toni Morrison interview with Kay Bonetti by Toni Morrison( Recording )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison talks in depth about her first four novels and of her concerns both as writer and private person
Paule Marshall interview with Kay Bonetti by Paule Marshall( Recording )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paule Marshall discusses the creative process as it applies to her own work and her thoughts on the relationship between one's social vision and art
Grace Paley interview with Kay Bonetti by Grace Paley( Recording )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a brief introduction to her life and work, Grace Paley speaks about her social/political consciousness, her feminine sensibilities, and about her work as a writer and a teacher of writing. She stresses the need for stories to be read aloud since storytelling is an oral/aural art
Alice Munro interview with Kay Bonetti by Alice Munro( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian author Alice Munro talks about writers who have influenced her, her relationship with feminist critics, new Canadian literature, and the problems and advantages of women writers
Gloria Naylor interview with Kay Bonetti by Gloria Naylor( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an interview with Gloria Naylor made by Kay Bonetti. Gloria Naylor talks about her life and her work
John Edgar Wideman interview with Kay Bonetti by John Edgar Wideman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how Wideman, a former basketball star and Rhodes scholar, rediscovers his roots and finds his true voice and artistic material in the stories and people of Homewood, his boyhood home in Pittsburgh, where his family has lived since the 1840s. Includes a brief biographical sketch
Norman Mailer reading selections ; Interview by Norman Mailer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On side A Norman Mailer reads excerpts from Miami and the Siege of Chicago, An American dream, and Armies of the night. On side B the author talks about his new novel Ancient evenings, how various American writers have influenced him, and his assistance to other writers
Rudolfo Anaya interview with Kay Bonetti by Rudolfo A Anaya( Recording )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following introductory comments on the author's life and work, Rudolfo Anaya reads selections from his novels Bless me, Ultima and Tortuga
Wallace Stegner interview with Kay Bonetti by Wallace Stegner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the origins of his characters and themes, regionalism in American literature, his career as a teacher of creative writing, and his relationship with Robert Frost
Ray Carver read[s] three short stories by Raymond Carver( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first story, the author reads his melancholy tale about a boy's pride in catching an enormous fish. The second story deals with a man's futile attempts to be reconciled with his wife. In the third story, a well-mannered, but grossly overweight man consumes a large meal at a restaurant
 
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Conversations with American novelists : the best interviews from the Missouri review and the American Audio Prose Library
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English (66)

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Rudolfo Anaya interview with Kay Bonetti