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American Writers: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This three-CD set includes recordings of 27 celebrated American writers, starting from the earliest generation whose voices survive. The majority of the recordings derive from BBC radio broadcasts, in which the writers talk about their careers, their art and their politics. From historic recordings of Gertrude Stein, Eugene O’Neill and F Scott Fitzgerald to more recent interviews with James Michener, Arthur Miller and Toni Morrison, this compilation covers novelists and playwrights at the forefront of literature in the 20th century. Most of the recordings are being published here for the first time

A full track listing is available at http://shop.bl.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/ISBN_9780712305440/87323
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature; Literature
Keywords
archive sound recordings; literature - American; playwrights; radio broadcasting; writers - American; literature - 20th century

Online availability

URI
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/ISBN_9780712305440/87323
Price
sample tracks
Delivery
Streamed

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£19.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
210 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

British Library Bookshop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7735
Fax
020 7412 7172
Address
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.

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