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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 9, Social Realism
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produced by Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003 and Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

This program presents the authors of the American Gilded Age, such as Edith Wharton, and juxtaposes them with social realists like Anzia Yezierska. These writers expose the double world that made up turn–of–the–century New York: that of the elite and that of the poorest of the poor. Which of these realities...

produced by Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003 and Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 9 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 11, Modernist Portraits
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produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway, American prose writers sought out the forbidden — the slang, the dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, c...

produced by Ian McCluskey, fl. 2003 and Carla Farrell Frazier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 15, Poetry of Liberation
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produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations mad...

produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16, Search for Identity
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produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

Even as the poets were fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American Tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Leslie Feinberg...

produced by Ryan L'Epicier, fl. 2003, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 2, My Name is Red
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produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 26 mins

Both an historical novel and a graphic murder mystery set among the miniaturists of the Ottoman court. With its focus on Istanbul, a major crossroads of the world, it tells of the artistic/cultural contest between Europe and the East. Cast members include the book's Nobel-prize winning author, Orhan Pamuk, and its...

produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 2 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 26 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 7, Journey to the West
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produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformation. Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosopher...

produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 8, Popol Vuh
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produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

The Mayan book of creation, the dawn of life, and the glories of gods and kings. This magnificent epic was saved from destruction at the hands of the Spanish by Quiché chroniclers. Once repressed, the story is now interwoven with the history of today's Mayan people. Featured speakers include archaeologist Richard...

produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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Invitation to World Literature, 13, The Thousand and One Nights
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produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 13 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins

Shahrazad must hold the interest of her despotic husband the sultan with nightly tales, lest she lose her life in the morning. This wellspring of storytelling, circulating from medieval Persia to Egypt to Iraq, like its wily raconteur lives on in many modern adaptations. Art, performance, and film images are emplo...

produced by Ross Tuttle, fl. 2001, Seftel Productions and WGBH Educational Foundation, in Invitation to World Literature, 13 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2010), 27 mins
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Voices & Visions, 7, Robert Lowell: A Mania for Phrases
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directed by Peter Hammer, 1938-1993; produced by David Schmerler, fl. 1982 and Robert Chapman, fl. 1988, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins

Lowell's political passion encompasses much of his greatest poetry. Lowell himself reads from his work. Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Hass, and others discuss his development and style as illustrated by "Lord Weary's Castle" and "Life Studies."

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A video instructional series on American poetry for col...

directed by Peter Hammer, 1938-1993; produced by David Schmerler, fl. 1982 and Robert Chapman, fl. 1988, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 7 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins
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Voices & Visions, 11, Wallace Stevens: Man Made Out of Words
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directed by Richard P. Rogers, 1944-2001; produced by Jill Janows, fl. 1983, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins

Stevens's flamboyant verbal technique and philosophical vision of American life are beautifully illustrated by archival footage.

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A video instructional series on American poetry for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 13 one-hour video programs and coordinated books; also availa...

directed by Richard P. Rogers, 1944-2001; produced by Jill Janows, fl. 1983, New York Center for Visual History, in Voices & Visions, 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 1988), 57 mins
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