WorldCat Identities

Trilion (Firm)

Overview
Works: 143 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 1,360 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography 
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 818.5409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Trilion (Firm)
Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Atwood talks with Hermione Lee about themes of women "breaking out," literature informed by fairy tales, visual imagery as inspiration, mythology in contemporary literature, comparing the short story with the novel, autobiography as source material, writing as a woman from the male point of view, and using humor
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison discusses how to define oneself as a writer, how Black American literature has developed, politics in writing, and her characterisation and style
Nadine Gordimer by Margaret Walters( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses finding a language to describe Africa's landscapes, how to end a book, comparing the novel with the short story, writing at home versus writing in exile, motives for writing a political novel, and South African black consciousness movement
Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naylor discusses her life and writings, especially as she attempts to represent the experiences of Black women in America
Salman Rushdie by Salman Rushdie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rushdie discusses the background of his Satanic verses, themes of divided selves, the nature of the city as metaphor, writing dialogue, and writing from the experience of duality and uprootedness
Edward Said with Salman Rushdie by Edward W Said( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said talks with Salman Rushdie about his concerns regarding Palestinian identity and experience
Isabel Allende, with Marina Warner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende, niece of the late President Salvador Allende of Chile, talks about her life and work as a writer. Topics include: women as storytellers, soap operas, goodness outweighing evil in Chile, and magical realism
Anthony Burgess by ICA Video( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Anthony Burgess discusses his life and work with A. S. Byatt. Topics include: quarreling with the Catholic God, influence of music on structure, role fo language in "A clockwork orange", "evil" as a theological reality, choosing a title, and a background to "Earthly powers"
Ben Okri( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion which covers socialist realism in the African novel; use of ghosts as representations of nightmares; second generation of African writers and their relationship with the first; using style as distancing factor from experience; differences in language between the novel and the short story; and using literature to face wounds
Edward Said by ICA Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said talks with Salman Rushdie about his concerns regarding Palestinian identity and experience. Topics include: displacement, landlessness and exile, Palestinian women, Zionism and Palestine, and Western attitudes
Joyce Carol Oates, with Hermione Lee by Joyce Carol Oates( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oates discusses her work along with her novel, American appetites, with writer and critic Hermione Lee
Mongane Serote with Edward Blishen by Mongane Wally Serote( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongane Serote, the South African poet, talks to Edward Blishen about the role of the artist in the restricted society of black South Africa
Marina Warner by Marina Warner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marina Warner speaks with Lisa Appignanesi about her life as a writer, historian and critic. Some of the topics they discuss are women and virginity, influences of Catholicism, gender and separation, women's history within fairy tales and a comparison of history and fiction
Janice Shinebourne with Susheila Nasta ; Pt. II, Beryl Gilroy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Caribbean women authors talk about their lives and their work
Marilyn French by Marilyn French( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Marilyn French discusses her life and work with Sarah Dunant. Topics include: power structures and patriarchy, male/female relationships, mother/daughter relationships, childraising, and sexuality and pregnancy
Fay Weldon, with Valerie Grove by Fay Weldon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weldon's literary history is discussed
Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazuo Ishiguro talks about growing up as a Japanese boy in an English culture, growing up in the shadow of the atom bomb, the need for critical encouragement, the moral crisis of post-war Japan, the role of research codes which govern modern Japanese fiction, using English to write about Japanese worlds and creating authentic fictional worlds
Marge Piercy by ICA Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Feminist poet-novelist
Robertson Davies by Robertson Davies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Robertson Davies discusses his life and work. Topics include: theatrical qualities of books, immigrants' impact on culture, illusion and deception in art, being Canadian, and the nature of compassion
William Gaddis in conversation by William Gaddis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American author William Gaddis discusses his novels, his life, and his views on the condition of contemporary America in an interview with Malcolm Bradbury. Topics include: time and place in the novel, political and cultural climate of contemporary America, the novel as entertainment and moral text, and religion
 
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