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Trilion (Firm)

Overview
Works: 148 works in 231 publications in 1 language and 1,155 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Trilion (Firm)
Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. Atwood discusses her novels, touching on mythology, fairy tales, dystopias in literature, autobiography as source material, and other topics of current chic
Nadine Gordimer by Nadine Gordimer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Walters interviews Nadine Gordimer about her writings, inspirations and her political views as a white South African living under apartheid
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison has a discussion with A.S. Byatt about her life and work. Topics include: terrain of black women novelists, defining oneself as a writer, Black American literature, the visual as starting point of the novel, comparing spoken with written language, and the political in writing
Edward Said by Edward W Said( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the Arab world through the literature of E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Chinua Achebe
Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 55 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 )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rushdie discusses his work, cultural histories written from a political perspective, and writing about Nicaragua
Ben Okri by Ben Okri( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 36 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
Anthony Burgess, 1917-1993 : the mechanic of the orange by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Burgess talks with A.S. Byatt about quarrelling with the Catholic God, Catholicism as a culture, "evil" as a theological reality, role of language in A clockwork orange, the English novel and Catholicism, choosing a title, background to Earthly powers, the novel as text, and influence of music on structure
Joyce Carol Oates, with Hermione Lee by Joyce Carol Oates( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 25 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
Isabel Allende, with Marina Warner by Isabel Allende( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende, niece of the late President Salvador Allende of Chile, talks about her life and work as a writer
Marina Warner by Marina Warner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 23 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
Marilyn French by Marilyn French( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with feminist novelist
Fay Weldon, with Valerie Grove by Fay Weldon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weldon's literary history is discussed
William Gaddis in conversation by William Gaddis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 20 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
Janice Shinebourne with Susheila Nasta ; Pt. II, Beryl Gilroy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Caribbean women authors talk about their lives and their work
Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Feminist poet-novelist
Writers talk : Robertson Davies with Edward Blishen by Robertson Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Theatrical qualities of books. --Immigrants' impact of culture. --Illusion and deception in art. --Being Canadian. --The nature of compassion
Writers talk : Kazuo Ishiguro with Clive Sinclair by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 15 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
John Updike : in his own words by John Updike( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike discusses his life and work with writer Claire Tomalin
 
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