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National Endowment for the Arts

Overview
Works: 48 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 328 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Endowment for the Arts
An introduction to Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Rudolfo Anaya's novel about a young boy in New Mexico in the 1940s who must reconcile the many conflicting influences of his family, religion, and community
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Why Shakespeare? by Lawrence Bridges( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Shakespeare? An interactive DVD, documentary by Lawrence Bridges. Featuring Christina Applegate, Tom Hanks, Michael Richards, William Shatner, Martin Sheen and others
An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An introduction to The call of the wild by Jack London by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Jack London's tale of an unusual dog--part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd--that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Muse Of Fire [DVD] by Lawrence Bridges( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary on the National Endowment for the Arts project Operation homecoming: writing the wartime experience."--Container
Muse of fire by Lawrence Bridges( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Homecoming is a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American troops through their written words, and offers a profound window into the human side of the war being fought in Iraq. The film evolved out of a National Endowment for the Arts project that gathered the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interviews and dramatic readings by such actors as Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin Kirk, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham, and John Krasinski, transform selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America's armed forces. At the same time the film provides depth and context to these experiences through a broader look at the universal themes of war literature. The writing in Operation Homecoming covers the full spectrum -- poetry, fiction, memoir, letters, journals, and essays. The stories recounted here are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. Yet each one displays an honesty and intensity that is rarely seen in explorations of the war, conflicts
An introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An Introduction to The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy Audio Guide by National Endowment for the Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and character in Tolstoy's book and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
An Introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Audio Guide by National Endowment for the Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and character in Bradbury's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
An Introduction to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Audio Guide by National Endowment for the Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and character in McCullers's book and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Rudolfo Anaya's Bless me, Ultima by Catherine Tousignant( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and character in Anaya's book and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
An Introduction to My Antonia by Willa Cather Audio Guide by National Endowment for the Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and character in Cather's book and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
An Introduction to A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) is arguably the most widely admired American fantasy novel of the past fifty years. The book's elegant diction, geographical sweep, and mounting suspense are quite irresistible. Earthsea, composed of an archipelago of many islands, is a land of the imagination, like Oz, Faerie, or the dream-like realm of our unconscious. Earthsea may not be a "real" world but it is one that our souls recognize as meaningful and "true." Actions there possess an epic grandeur, a mythic resonance that we associate with romance and fairy tale. Songs, poems, runes, spells --- words matter a great deal in Earthsea, especially those in the "Old Speech" now spoken only by dragons and wizards. To work a spell one must know an object or person's "true name," which is nothing less than that object or person's fundamental essence. In Earthsea, to know a person's true name is to gain power over him or her. "A mage," we are told, "can control only what is near him, what he can name exactly and wholly." Understanding the nature of things, not possessing power over them, is the ultimate goal of magic. Indeed, the greatest wizards do all they can to avoid using their skill. They recognize that the cosmos relies on equilibrium, appropriateness, and "balance"--The very name Earthsea suggests such balance --- and that every action bears consequences. To perform magic, then, is to take on a heavy responsibility: One literally disturbs the balance of the universe. The young Ged is born, a fated seventh son, on the island of Gont and, by accident, discovers that he possesses an innate talent for magic. Even as an untrained boy he is able to use his nascent powers to save his town from marauders. Soon, though, he goes to study with gentle Ogion the Silent, whom he foolishly fails to appreciate. Sent to complete his studies at the Archmage's school for wizards on the island of Roke, Ged grows increasingly proud, over-confident, and competitive. To display his much-vaunted skills, he rashly attempts a dangerous spell --- with dire consequences for Earthsea and himself. Hoping to repair the damage he has caused, the chastened Ged embarks on a series of journeys around Earthsea --- and eventually beyond the known world
Changing the beat by Joan Jeffri( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the worklife of jazz musicians in New York, Detroit, San Francisco and New Orleans. Prepared by the Research Center for Arts and Culture, under a cooperative agreement with the NEA and the San Francisco Study Center
 
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