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Famous Authors, James Joyce
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
Part of the "Irish Renaissance" with Yeats pioneering "The Stream of Consciousness" type of writing found in Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Dubliners. A linguist who made his living teaching English, he spent many years in Paris.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
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Famous Authors, Jane Austen
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 36 mins
Jane Austen's life spanned the dramatic years of the Napoleonic Wars, but her quiet family life in Hampshire and the fashionable society of Bath most influenced her writing.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, John Keats
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Born in 1795. His parents ran a livery stable. Orphaned at age fourteen, he became apprenticed to an apothecary. He began seriously to write poetry living off the inheritance left by his parents. He died at age 25 of tuberculosis, but astonished the world by his body of poetry.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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Famous Authors, John Steinbeck
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
During his early years Steinbeck pursued writing, but for a living maintained himself by working as a caretaker. In 1935 TORTILLA FLAT was successfully published and fame was achieved. He married three times and was involved in politics and controversy over W.W.II and the Vietnamese War. Steinbeck received the Nob...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, Jonathan Swift
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
All that most people know of Swift is that he wrote Gulliver's Travels. However, it is such an extraordinary work and has had such influence that it is not surprising that he wrote much else and lived an interesting and unusual life. Born to Protestant parents in Dublin, he attended Trinity College before working...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Marcel Proust
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 33 mins
The eldest son of a successful Parisian doctor and teacher at the University of Paris, Proust was not obliged to earn his living but from an early age, manifested an astonishing literary ability. While he fundamentally changed worldwide the course of novel writing, he is not a readily accessible author; his main w...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 33 mins
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Famous Authors, Mark Twain
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Born Samuel Langhorn Clemens, Twain was a newspaperman, prospector, riverboat pilot, humorist, speaker - and perhaps America's best beloved writer. Speculative business ventures led to financial ruin, but he recovered.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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Famous Authors, Percy Bysshe Shelley
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produced by Kevin Jones and Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
Looks at influences on Shelley's work, including his interest in the supernatural, the French Revolution, and his friendships with Byron and Leigh Hunt.
produced by Kevin Jones and Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Robert Burns
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 35 mins
Born into a poor family in the little town of Alloway on the west coast of Scotland, Burns spent his youth working on his fathers farm. He wrote poetry which was eventually published when he was 26, and became an instant success. He went to Edinburgh and was lionized by literary society as a ploughman poet.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 35 mins
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Famous Authors, Robert Louis Stevenson
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 34 mins
Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, an only child of middle class parents. He gained a law degree from the university there but (despite his parents opposition and a lifetime of poor health) became a successful writer. He died in Samoa mourned by young people the world over. His works include Treasure Island and Kidn...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 34 mins
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