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Trilion

Overview
Works: 44 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  History  Filmed interviews  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Biography 
Classifications: PN1997, 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

A conversation with Angela Carter, one of our most imaginative and provocative writers. Her stories and novels mingle history, fiction, invention and comedy. Her dream worlds of baroque grandeur and gothic, fairy-tale horror, her visions of the alienated wreckage of a future world have influenced a whole generation of fellow writers
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
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

Presents segments from the only writers' workshop Updike has ever conducted. Updike explores his beginnings as a writer and offers his unique perception of the writing process. Workshop sessions are blended with exclusive interviews in which Updike talks about his Pennsylvania roots and reads aloud from his own works
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
Salman Rushdie by Salman Rushdie( Visual )

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

Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses caused an uproar in the Islamic world when it was published in 1989. Iran announced a fatwa, or death sentence, against the author and Rushdie has been living in hiding ever since. In this interview, Salman Rushdie provides a rare personal insight into his work and his life, and speaks openly about the fatwa, his survival, the murder of his Japanese publisher, and assaults on other publishers. He also discusses his book The Moor's Last Sigh, which has not escaped controversy either and has been banned by Islamic fundamentalists
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."
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
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
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 Tom Wolfe( 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 journalis," 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
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
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
Anthony Burgess by ICA Video( Visual )

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

Discusses quarreling 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
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
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
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)