American Writers

American Writers

CD-Audio Spoken Word Audio

By (author) British Library, Read by Ms Gertrude Stein, Read by Sinclair Lewis, Read by Thornton Wilder, Read by William S Burroughs, Read by F Scott Fitzgerald

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  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
  • Format: CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 140mm x 23mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0712305440
  • ISBN 13: 9780712305440
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 253,466

Product description

On this triple CD, published to coincide with the British Writers CD set, some 27 American Writers talk about their lives and work. Most of the recordings come from BBC broadcasts and many have not been published before. Highlights on this CD include: rare recordings of two early American winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature: Sinclair Lewis and Pearl Buck. It also features Arthur Miller talking about his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and John Steinbeck talking about why he wrote "The Grapes of Wrath".

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"After spending a few hours reveling in this diverse collection, there will be voices in the listener's head . . . the voices of the women and men who shaped the 20th Century with the written versions of their words."--Julia Keller "Chicago Tribune "

Table of contents

Featured recordings:Gertude Stein|Sinclair Lewis|Anita Loos|Raymond Chandler| Eugene O'Neil|Henry Miller|Pearl Buck|James Thurber|F. Scott Fitzgerald| Thornton Wilder|Vladimir Nabokov|John Steinbeck|Isaac Bashevis Singer|Lillian Hellman|James A.Mitchner|Eudora Welty| Tennesse Williams|Mary McCarthy|William S Burroughs|Ralph Ellison|Saul Bellow|Arthur Miller|Patricia Highsmith|James Baldwin|William Styron|Gore Vidal|Toni Morrison