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Silverblatt, Michael

Overview
Works: 80 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 4,149 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed literary readings  Educational films  Filmed interviews  Fiction  Biographical films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Interviewer, Director
Classifications: PN6101, 809.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Silverblatt
 
Most widely held works by Michael Silverblatt
Seamus Heaney by Seamus Heaney( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on Oct. 15, 1991, in Los Angeles"-- VHS container
Barry Lopez( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"-- VHS container
Luis J. Rodriguez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt
Paule Marshall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall, who has received a MacArthur Fellowship, has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles"--VHS container
John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--VHS container
Carolyn Forché( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carolyn Forché, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Ms. Forché, who receied a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read the entire text of The angel of history and talked with Michael Silverblatt on May 24, 1994, in Los Angeles"--Container
Hayden Carruth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Mr Carruth read from his Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991, which received a National Book Critics Circle Award, on November 9, 1993, in Los Angeles. He talked about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt
Derek Mahon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Pattiann Rogers by Pattiann Rogers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pattiann Rogers' poetry is widely noted for its astonishing, sensual, and accurate detailing of the biological, botanical, and zoological worlds. [She] ... read from Geocentric, The tattooed lady in the garden, Splitting and binding, and unpublished work ... on May 4, 1993, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Gilbert Sorrentino( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert Sorrentino is an innovative and darkly humorous stylistic virtuoso who has written more than 20 books of fiction, poetry and criticism. He reads from Under the Shadow, a work composed of 59 independent, surreal tales which display his imaginative brilliance and satiric power. The reading took place on March 2, 1993, in Los Angeles, and Gibert Sorrentino talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Peter Reading( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Reading is one of the most inventive and challenging poets in England. This program documents his first reading in the United States. He reads from Evagatory and Diplopic and talks with Christopher Hitchens and Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place in Los Angeles on April 21, 1992
Paul West( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul West's fertile imagination demonstrates the limitless possibilities of language and fiction in his 15 novels. Mr. West, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, reads from his books Tenement of clay, Out of my depths, Rat man of Paris, The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, and Love's mansion. Mr. West's reading and talk with Michael Silverblatt took place on September 21, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container
Adrienne Rich( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reading and conversation took place on May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles and on February 3, 1998
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelization of Marilyn Monroe's life, imagining her inner, poetic and spiritual self
Readings & conversations reading by Li-Young Lee ; conversation with Michael Silverblatt( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where his parents lived in exile from China. He and his family fled to the United States in 1964 from Indonesia where his father was a political prisoner. Mr. Lee, who received a Lannan Literary Award for poetry in 1995, read on March 29, 2000"--Container
Li-Young Lee by Li-Young Lee( Visual )

in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-Young Lee reads several of his poems and from his memoir The winged seed, and discusses his works and poetry in general
Eduardo Galeano( Visual )

in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading by the Uraguain journalist, historian, caricaturist, and political activist
Adrienne Rich( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her 40-year career, Adrienne Rich has been a poet of great moral presence and enduring creative power, a poet whose aesthetic is linked with her political sensibilities. Ms. Rich reads from An Atlas of the Difficult World, Diving into the Wreck and The Fact of a Doorframe and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles
Adrienne Rich volume II( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adrienne Rich has said the trajectory of her work has been to find the 'voice of the individual speaking not just ot herself, or to his beloved friend, but to and from a collective, social realm.'"--Container
Eduardo Galeano. with interview by Michael Silverblatt( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a public reading as well as an interview with Michael Silverblatt
 
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