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  1. Maya Angelou (1985)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 40 minutes), £89.00 or free online

    Maya Angelou is interviewed at the ICA and talks about writing through the black experience; the human spirit in adversity; prose and poetry readings

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  2. Joseph Brodsky (1987 Video)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col., £35.00

    Joseph Brodsky, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1987, talks about his life as a Russian expatriate poet and an ex-Gulag prisoner.

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  3. Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich

    Subject
    History; Literature; Religious studies

    Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of Revelations of Divine Love, the first book ever written in English by a woman - Julian of Norwich, in 1373 - and kept hidden for centuries.

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  4. Inspector General, The (1949)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 100 minutes), £4.99

    Hollywood musical adaptation of Gogol’s classic play, starring Danny Kaye as the imposter.

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  5. Scarlet Letter, The (1995)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 130 minutes), £15.99

    Film adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic tale of morality and puritanism in 17th century Boston

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  6. Chinua Achebe with Nuruddin Farah (1986)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 40 minutes), £89.00 or free online

    Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe in conversation with Somali writer Nuruddin Farah. They discuss Achebe’s sense of identity - African and Nigerian, the question of language in a multicultural society,...

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  7. Window on Wessex (1978 Video)

    Director
    Michael Steele
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 39 min.

    Introducesthe Dorset environment in which Thomas Hardy grew up and which had such a fundamental effect on his novels.

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  8. Wole Soyinka (1986 Video)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.

    A lecture by Wole Soyinka on the theme of writers in society faced by oppression.

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  9. Dark Angel, The (1993)

    aka: Uncle Silas

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (NTSC, 148 minutes), $4.99

    An American television adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Victorian thriller, ‘Uncle Silas’. NB This title is currently only available in America (on NTSC video) and can thus only be purchased by...

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  10. Washington Square (1997)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 111 minutes), £10 (approx)

    Film adaptation of Henry James’s tragic novel starring Jennifer Jason leigh and Albert Finney.

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