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Peter Matthiessen, An Author's Reflections

CLASSROOM LIBRARY RIGHTS Peter Matthiessen is a renowned novelist, nature writer, environmental activist, and Zen master. The New York Times Book Review calls him "one of our greatest modern nature writers." He has written more than 30 books and is one of the few American writers ever to win a National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction. Matthiessen has traveled to the far reaches of South America, Asia, and Africa. From the Conversations with Penn State Series featuring Patty Satalia

Peter Matthiessen, An Author's Reflections

HOME USE RIGHTS, Peter Matthiessen is a renowned novelist, nature writer, environmental activist, and Zen master. The New York Times Book Review calls him "one of our greatest modern nature writers." He has written more than 30 books and is one of the few American writers ever to win a National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction. Matthiessen has traveled to the far reaches of South America, Asia, and Africa From the Conversations with Penn State Series featuring Patty Satalia

Reynolds Price: A Writer's Inheritance

Shows the powerful relationship between writer Reynolds Price's work and his personal history as he reads excerpts from his novels. Born in North Carolina, Price crafts evocative portraits of distinctly southern settings, characters, and dialogue; the South's highly oral narrative culture resonates throughout his work. Price also addresses the spinal cord disease that confines him to a wheelchair. Produced by Marcia Rock.

Those Paris Years

This memoir of the "literary 1920s" in Paris by Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) is expressed in a series of conversations, completed in 1977, between MacLeish and Samuel Hazo, president of the International Poetry Forum. MacLeish reads his poems related to the era and reminisces about his friendships with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Gerald Murphy, and other artists and writers. Produced by Samuel Hazo.

Understanding Don Quixote

Learn about the eventful life of Miguel de Cervantes in this video, which also examines the major themes of his masterpiece, Don Quixote. ©1989

Understanding Macbeth

This explication follows the story line and offers insights about the history of the play, the characters, and the complex themes. ©1994 2 VHS video tapes

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