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Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)

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Works: 152 works in 279 publications in 2 languages and 11,952 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Classifications: PR2987, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
 
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Why Shakespeare? by Lawrence Bridges( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various famous and not so famous individuals state the effect that Shakespeare's works have had in their lives. A main video presentation accompanied by seventeen vignettes
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An Introduction to The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the novel about a detective looking for the murderer of his partner
An introduction to The call of the wild by Jack London by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Jack London's tale of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An introduction to Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Rudolfo Anaya's novel about a young boy in New Mexico in the 1940s who must reconcile the many conflicting influences of his family, religion, and community
An Introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia
An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Willa Cather's novel about the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land of nineteenth century Nebraska
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An introduction to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, a novel about four mothers, four daughters, and four families whose paths cross in 1949 in San Francisco as four Chinese women begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk
An Introduction to A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) is arguably the most widely admired American fantasy novel of the past fifty years. The book's elegant diction, geographical sweep, and mounting suspense are quite irresistible. Earthsea, composed of an archipelago of many islands, is a land of the imagination, like Oz, Faerie, or the dream-like realm of our unconscious. Earthsea may not be a "real" world but it is one that our souls recognize as meaningful and "true." Actions there possess an epic grandeur, a mythic resonance that we associate with romance and fairy tale. Songs, poems, runes, spells --- words matter a great deal in Earthsea, especially those in the "Old Speech" now spoken only by dragons and wizards. To work a spell one must know an object or person's "true name," which is nothing less than that object or person's fundamental essence. In Earthsea, to know a person's true name is to gain power over him or her. "A mage," we are told, "can control only what is near him, what he can name exactly and wholly." Understanding the nature of things, not possessing power over them, is the ultimate goal of magic. Indeed, the greatest wizards do all they can to avoid using their skill. They recognize that the cosmos relies on equilibrium, appropriateness, and "balance"--- the very name Earthsea suggests such balance --- and that every action bears consequences. To perform magic, then, is to take on a heavy responsibility: One literally disturbs the balance of the universe. The young Ged is born, a fated seventh son, on the island of Gont and, by accident, discovers that he possesses an innate talent for magic. Even as an untrained boy he is able to use his nascent powers to save his town from marauders. Soon, though, he goes to study with gentle Ogion the Silent, whom he foolishly fails to appreciate. Sent to complete his studies at the Archmage's school for wizards on the island of Roke, Ged grows increasingly proud, over-confident, and competitive. To display his much-vaunted skills, he rashly attempts a dangerous spell --- with dire consequences for Earthsea and himself. Hoping to repair the damage he has caused, the chastened Ged embarks on a series of journeys around Earthsea --- and eventually beyond the known world
An introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby, a novel about the decadence and excess of the Jazz Age told through the story of self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby
Illusions of Eden : visions of the American Heartland( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Harper Lee's novel To kill a mockingbird, a coming-of-age story about racial injustice and the destruction of innocence
An Introduction to Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts of Robinson's novel Housekeeping, the story of three generations of Foster family women set in the remote, imaginary town of Fingerbone, Idaho. Includes critical analysis as well
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to arms radio program by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Ernest Hemingway which takes place during World War I
Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio program discusses the theme and characters in Lee's novel and presents background information on the author and the film adaptation. Includes excerpts from the book
 
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