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Hossick, Malcolm

Overview
Works: 453 works in 1,408 publications in 2 languages and 27,314 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos  Documentary films  Educational films  History  Instructional films  Children's films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Restager , Scenarist, Author, Other, Editor, Cinematographer , Film editor, fmk, Performer, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Malcolm Hossick
Bonjour les amis( Visual )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in French and English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's visit Chaville, the village where Moustache lives. We'll meet his friends Arthur and Jolie and have a treat at a wonderful bakery. Soon you will be speaking French along with Moustache and his friends!
Walt Whitman : a Concise Biography by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First known for his controversial book of poetry, Leaves of grass, Walt Whitman was thought to be vulgar and immoral. Whitman was unorthodox in form as well as content. In his poetry, the line was a rhythmical unit and meter was disregarded, but most of his poems achieved a musical effect. This program traces the life and literary career of this well known poet
Robert Burns : a concise biography by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from the Famous Authors series offers an overview of Robert Burns' life and major works, including occasional poems, reflective poems, dramatic poems, and lyrics. Beginning with a reading of "To a Mouse," the video introduces Burns parents, William and Agnes Burns, who, though poor farmers, supported the writer's education and surrounded him with Scottish folk songs. As he grew older, Burns rebelled against traditional Scottish values of chastity and modesty in both his life and his poetry, and engaged in a debate group with friends. After some personal scandal and the literary success of his first book of poems, Burns moved from the family farm to Edinburgh and used social connections to gain a position as an exciseman and to his literary advantage. His various love affairs and a life-long search for intellectual equals left Burns unsatisfied
Jane Austen : a Concise Biography by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This installment of the Famous Authors series offers overviews of Jane Austen''s life and works. The video profiles Austen''s family and their connections to England''s society. Austen, born in 1775 and raised in the rectory _of Steventon, had five brothers and a sister, all known for their cleverness and humor. She had no formal education but was well-read and came to admire Fanny Burney, Samuel Johnson, and Henry Fielding. Austen spent much time in Bath with her sister _Cassandra and family, and the social manners and conventions of her time became the substance of her satiric and ironic writing
F. Scott Fitzgerald A Concise Biography by Jean-François Vallée( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview of the biography and writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Famous Authors series traces Fitzgerald's life and influences from his birth in St. Paul, Minnesota, to his university days at Princeton and literary celebrity and frivolity in New York, to his status as social purveyor of modernists in Paris, and his tumultuous marriage to the talented but troubled Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and following alcoholic spiral
D.H. Lawrence by Peter Hort( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and literary career of Edgar Allan Poe, using photographs and other images, and views of places associated with his life
James Joyce A Concise Biography by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from the Famous Authors series traces James Joyce's life from his childhood and university days in Ireland, during which he was strongly religious, through his time in Paris where he denounced Catholicism, studied medicine, and began writing poetry, articles, and book reviews. The film introduces viewers to the city of Dublin, the background of Ulysses, Dubliners, and his other works. Joyce made a spotty living writing and teaching, but often struggled with money and drinking
Bonjour les amis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moustache wants to race! Un, Duex, Trois, Partez! That means One, Two, Three, Go! Learn to count further in French with your new French friends, taste a little 'glace, ' and then bid 'Adieu' to Mademoiselle Abracadabra
Franz Kafka A Concise Biography( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from the Famous Authors series takes a close look at the life and literature of Franz Kafka. Contextualizing Kafka's upbringing in turn-of the-century Prague, the video illuminates how the politics of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and coming from a Jewish family shaped his life. Young friends Hugo Bergmann and Oskar Pollak were important influences and the first readers for the young writer. The dull but depressing nature of Kafka's office job and the political systems of the time resulted in the themes of surreal loss of individuality that he is so known for in stories like The Metamorphoses
Henrik Ibsen A Concise Biography( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview of Henrik Ibsen's life and writing from the Famous Authors series contextualizes Ibsen's upbringing in tight-knit, strictly religious communities in isolated Norway. As a young man, he left his family home in a desire to break away from the staid and religious environment, and worked toward university and made friends that supported his talents. While he failed to pass matriculation exams in Oslo, he began to publish plays and continued to meet intellectual friends who supported his work, which led to a job as a theater director in Bergen. Ibsen eventually moved to Rome, where he met his publisher, Frederick Hegel, and began to gain some success, and later moved to Germany. The video discusses the way Ibsen's plays about small communities and everyday human drama, like A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler, changed the theater for years to come
W. B. Yeats A Concise Biography( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from the Famous Authors series begins by contextualizing W.B. Yeats' early life in 19th century Ireland and introducing the Yeats' artistic family and the Irish legends that were so influential in his life and work. Yeats eventually became a ring leader of a group of artists in London called the Tragic Generation. Yeats became known as a political and literary voice of Ireland and an advocate for the performance of Irish drama
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A Concise Biography( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview of the biography and writing of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from the Famous Authors series depicts Goethe as an avid student of arts and literature but less passionate about his formal studies of law. Love affairs caught him passionately and often triggered heartbreak and literary productivity, particularly his first great success The Sorrows of Young Werther, which established him as a famous novelist and associated him with the Sturm und Drang circle. Besides being an important poet and novelist, Goethe was known for his scientific writings and his connection to the Duke of Weimar
William Faulkner, American writer, 1897-1962( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and literary career of William Faulkner, using portraits and views of places associated with his life
Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote "This side of paradise", "Tender is the night" and "The last tycoon."
John Keats : poet, 1795-1821( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and work of English poet John Keats from his early life in England to his death in Rome at the age of twenty-six
Bonjour les amis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moustache has exciting adventures with his human and animal friends. What, you don't speak French? Well, Moustache can certainly help you with this. A gentle introduction to the French language for children ages 4-9
Jane Austen, novelist 1775-1817 by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of Jane Austen and various influential places, incidents, and people in her life and how each are reflected in her novels
Henry James : American writer, 1843- 1916( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and literary career of Henry James, using photographs and views of places associated with his life
Ernest Hemingway, American writer, 1899-1961( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American writer and journalist, and a member of the "Lost Generation." His writing is characterized by economy and understatement; his protagonists usually men who exhibit an ideal described as "grace under pressure." Considered classics of American literature, many of his works had a significant influence on the development of twentieth-century fiction. Hemingway received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. This film uses contemporary drawings and paintings, portraits, maps, and other archival material to describe the social and historical background of his writing
Percy Bysshe Shelley by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and literary career of Percy Bysshe Shelley, using photographic stills, contemporary illustrations, and portraits
 
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D.H. Lawrence
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D.H. LawrenceJames Joyce A Concise BiographyJohn Keats : poet, 1795-1821Percy Bysshe Shelley
Languages
English (236)

French (18)