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Famous Authors, Emile Zola
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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
From an early age Zola determined to be a writer. His childhood and youth were spent in Aix en Provence; his closest friend was painter Cezanne (whose story is told in our Impressionist series). Despite failing his final school exams he got a job with the publishing house of Hatchette and therefore knew just how t...
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, Ernest Hemingway
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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
Hemingway's life and literary work were closely intertwined. World War One experiences in Italy inspired A Farewell to Arms. Works such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea reflect the passions of his life: bullfighting, deep sea fishing & African game hunting. A self-imposed exile in Cuba, he sh...
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, Eugene O'Neill
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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
O'Neill was born into a loving and caring family; his father was a successful actor. After a rebellious youth, young O'Neill settled down to become America's first serious dramatist of international stature. He won the Pulitzer for Long Days Journey Into Night and the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936.
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, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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
Fitzgerald's success with THIS SIDE OF PARADISE enabled him to marry Zelda Sayre and enjoy celebrity, partying and visits to Europe and writing for Hollywood. Zelda's schizophrenia and his deepening alcoholism were the background for work on TENDER IS THE NIGHT. He died in 1940 with his novel THE LAST TYCOON only...
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, George Bernard Shaw
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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
Born into a Protestant family of declining social status in Catholic Dublin, Shaw left school to become a clerk at 15. At 23 he went to London to pursue a career as a writer. With his brilliant wit and capacity for hard work he became the most prominent dramatist of his age.
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, George Eliot
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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
Examines the life of Mary Anne Evans, who wrote under the name of George Eliot. Her work as an editor of the Westminster Review and the influence of her long-term liaison with George Henry Lewes are discussed.
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, George Orwell
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directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
Follows George Orwell's developing political awareness, his involvement in the Spanish Civil War, and his success as a writer.
directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Henry James
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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
James' first novel WATCH AND WARD was published in the Atlantic Monthly. Although born in New York James was educated and worked in both the U.S. and Europe where he enjoyed an established reputation as a novelist. James finally settled in London in 1884. He received the Order of Merit in 1916 and died at the age...
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, Herman Melville
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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), 31 mins
Melville was born to a prosperous family, but became a sailor; much later in life he would become obliged to be a customs official. But he left major works - Moby Dick, Billy Budd, Typee.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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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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