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Trilion

Overview
Works: 44 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Trilion
Writers talk : Mongane Serote with Edward Blishen by Mongane Wally Serote( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Black South African writing. --Poetry versus fiction. --Childhood reading. --The English language in African literature. --South Africa and the short story
Angela Carter by Angela Carter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carter discusses her life and her works with Lisa Appignanesi
Andre Brink in conversation with Christopher Hope by André P Brink( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Afrikaans language and its place in a future, independent South Africa. Brink also reviews the cultural and political movements of today's South Africa
Writers talk : Robertson Davies with Edward Blishen by Robertson Davies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davies talks about being Canadian, the journalist's way of looking at life, theatrical qualities of books, the nature of compassion, immigrants' impact on culture, themes of fraud, forgery and imposture, and illustion and deception in art
Salman Rushdie by Salman Rushdie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painfully familiar with the clash of personal and religious expression, Salman Rushdie can now be seen as a literary sentinel regarding the rise of Islamic extremism. In this program, Bill Moyers talks with the author of Shame, The Satanic Verses, and Shalimar the Clown about the impact of 9/11, about tension between moderate and radical Islam, and about the need to hold the line on fundamentalism even when it leads to personal risk. A reading by Rushdie from The Satanic Verses is also included
Stephen Spender by Stephen Spender( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Sir Stephen Spender discusses his work and his life and reads his poem entitled "One more new botched beginning."
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison discusses slavery and its legacy and the difficulties of writing about the painful subjects that occur in her novel Beloved
Writers talk : Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah by Chinua Achebe( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achebe talks about his work and discusses several questions facing African writers, including the choice of language and the importance and use of the oral tradition
John Updike : in his own words by John Updike( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updike discusses his life and works
Janice Shinebourne and Beryl Gilroy with Susheila Nasta by Janice Shinebourne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinebourne discusses her novel "Timepiece", and in part two, Gilroy talks about her novel "Frangipani House." Both writers discuss the development of Caribbean literature and reveal the experiences and memories which inform their own writing
Ian McEwan by Ian McEwan( Visual )

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

Ian McEwan discusses the short story, childcare manuals as the key to a society's aspirations, novels which experiment with time, the fractured world of quantum mechanics, the cosmic and time novels set in the future of uncertainty, challenges of writing about joy, and the contraction of time through increased technology
Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 2 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
Edward Said by Edward W Said( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
John Updike by John Updike( Visual )

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

John Updike discusses his life and work with writer Claire Tomalin
Raymond Willians by ICA Video( Visual )

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

Raymond Williams possessed the rare ability to move between theoretical work and imaginative writing. His penetrating analyses of literature and its relationship with the media, politics and society are crystallised in key texts
Ben Orki by ICA Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Nina Bawden by Nina Bawden( Visual )

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

Nina Bawden discusses finding subject matter in domestic settings, developing characters, writing about hypocrisy and dishonesty, the role of setting characterisation and plot, comparisons between painting and writing, first impulses to write, differences between writing for adults and children
Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Visual )

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

Chinua Achebe discusses his work and life with Farah Nuruddin
[Maya Angelou] : [poem at Clinton inaugural] by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

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

Maya Angelou recites poetry and reads from her work "Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas."
Martin Amis by Martin Amis( Visual )

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

In the Martin Amis novel London Fields, a cynical and disjointed society hurtles toward doomsday; in Amis's follow-up book, Time's Arrow, the narrative follows an absurdly reversed course-backward from the Holocaust to purity and innocence. Bill Moyers talks with Martin Amis about humanity's present condition and the ongoing conflict between fundamentalism and secular values
 
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English (27)