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Trilion

Overview
Works: 44 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed interviews  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  History 
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
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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

Serote talks about his life and works and about the role of the artist in the restricted society of black South Africa
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

Topics discussed in the interview: --Theatrical qualities of books. --Immigrants' impact of culture. --Illusion and deception in art. --Being Canadian. --The nature of compassion
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
Salman Rushdie by Salman Rushdie( Visual )

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

A discussion which covers background to The Satanic verses; themes of divided selves; the irony of an Indian being viewed as representative of English culture; the nature of the city as metaphor; writing dialogue; writing from the experience of duality of uprootedness; and Black voices "describing back" in their literature
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."
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
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

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

Toni Morrison has a discussion with A.S. Byatt on defining oneself as a writer, the visual as starting point of the novel, Black American literature, comparing spoken with written language, the terraine of Black women novelists, the political in writing, and characterisation and style
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

A discussion which covers the short story, childcare manuals as 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, 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
Tom Wolfe by ICA Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tom Wolfe explains the accidental start of his personalized style of reporting, which became famous as "new journalism," and offers his views on getting published, past writers, and weighing the advantages of polished prose against the idea of "sandblasting."
Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Clive Sinclair( Visual )

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

Kazuo Ishiguro talks about growing up as a Japanese boy in an English culture and how he first decided to become a writer
Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy( Visual )

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

Discusses writing about history, selecting a period about which to write, research, coping with writer's block, documenting women's history, motives for telling stories, sexism in language, and writing as consciuosness raising
Kazuo Ishiguro by ICA Video( Visual )

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

Ishiguro, born in Japan and now living in England, discusses his work and the moral crisis of post-war Japan
Mary Gordon and Margaret Drabble by ICA Video( Visual )

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

Introduced by Clare Boylan, Mary Gordon and Margaret Drabble talk about the challenge of writing about mothers and children, the portrayal of mothers and children from the early 19th century novel to the present day, first descriptions of breastfeeding in English literature, books as child substitutes and how to write successfully from a child's point of view
Mario Vargas Llosa by Joaquín Soler Serrano( Visual )

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

Vargas Llosa discusses using satire and farce to examine Peruvian society, mass culture and modernism, the Latin American novelist's role in politics, the role of intellectuals and Latin American romanticism
Raymond Williams 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
 
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English (27)