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Art & Culture, The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
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in Art & Culture (TMW Media), 6 hours 40 mins
It was written in Italian in the 14th century. It's a vast poem about someone who goes to the underworld after death and meets people in Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. It takes over 19 hours to get through it. These facts alone might make it impossibly daunting. Yet for the last 700 years or so it has fascinated re...
in Art & Culture (TMW Media), 6 hours 40 mins
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Famous Authors, Blake
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 39 mins
This film by Malcolm Hossick explores the life and work of William Blake. He was born the son of a hosier in the then respectable district of Soho in London. He had no formal education but was taught by his mother. He was a voracious reader and as a boy he drew constantly. He studied at an art school and learned t...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 39 mins
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Famous Authors, Confucius
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
This film by Malcolm Hossick explores the life and work of the Chinese sage known to the west as Confucius. He did not found a religion and there is nothing about what he said which we have to believe. But the ideas about government and how humans should behave if they wish to live a frutiful life have coloured Ch...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Eliot
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
George Eliot was born Mary Anne Evans in 1819 near the small town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire. Her father ran the estate of the local landowner. She had an excellent education in local schools and took up journalism. She began writing novels when she was over 30 and became one of the most celebrated and influentia...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Goethe
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) was born in Frankfurt on Main, Germany, into a well-to-do family. He made some attempts to become a lawyer but eventually began writing poetry and novels. He was immediately successful. He joined the court of the Duke of Weimar and from there became accepted as the greatest...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Hardy
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
Thomas Hardy was born into the family of a practical country builder in mid 19th century England. He got a good education in the local town of Dorchester on the south coast and after beginning as an architect he soon developed into one of the most prolific and popuar novelists of his times. the film follows his nt...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Hemingway
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 29 mins
Traces the life and literary career of Ernest Hemingway, using portraits and views of places associated with his life. "Enigmatic and intriguing, Hemingway is one of America's favorite authors. His dramatic understatement, dialogue and use of heroes made for great human interest.
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, Joyce
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 37 mins
James Joyce was born in Dublin. He was sent first to a Jesuit school but had to leave after three years because his father could no longer afford the fees. He went to another Jesuit school in Dublin and then to University College there. He went to Paris in 1902 and rarely returned to Ireland. His writing was diffi...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Melville
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 34 mins
The film follows the life of Melville was born in New York, USA. His father was a prosperous business man but the economic climate changed and the business failed. The family moved to his mother's home in New Albany and he went to Albany Academy. At twenty he went to sea and returned to write very popular books ab...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Montaigne
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in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 32 mins
Montaigne was a French aristocrat born in the midde of the 16th century a while before Shakespeare. . He wrote essays about his views on life and in particular about himself. They are wise and amusing and just as pertinent today as they were in this own times. This film by Malcolm Hossick follows his unusual and f...
in Famous Authors (TMW Media), 32 mins
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