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Trilion (Firm)

Overview
Works: 154 works in 231 publications in 1 language and 1,167 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Filmed interviews  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Trilion (Firm)
Margaret Atwood by Margaret Atwood( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. Atwood discusses her novels, touching on mythology, fairy tales, dystopias in literature, autobiography as source material, and other topics of current chic
Nadine Gordimer by Nadine Gordimer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African writer Nadine Gordimer discusses her life and work with Margaret Walters. Topics include: motives for writing a political novel, Africa's landscapes, writing in exile, South African black consciousness movement, and how to end a book
Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison has a discussion with A.S. Byatt on defining oneself as a writer, the visual as starting point of the novel, Black American literature, comparing spoken with written language, the terraine of Black women novelists, the political in writing, and characterisation and style
Edward Said with Salman Rushdie by Edward W Said( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said talks with Salman Rushdie about his concerns regarding Palestinian identity and experience. Topics include: displacement, landlessness and exile, Palestinian women, Zionism and Palestine, and Western attitudes
Gloria Naylor by Gloria Naylor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naylor discusses her life and writings, especially as she attempts to represent the experiences of Black women in America
Salman Rushdie by Salman Rushdie( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion which covers background to The Satanic verses; themes of divided selves; the irony of an Indian being viewed as representative of English culture; the nature of the city as metaphor; writing dialogue; writing from the experience of duality of uprootedness; and Black voices "describing back" in their literature
Ben Okri by Ben Okri( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion which covers socialist realism in the African novel; use of ghosts as representations of nightmares; second generation of African writers and their relationship with the first; using style as distancing factor from experience; differences in language between the novel and the short story; and using literature to face wounds
Anthony Burgess by ICA Video( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Burgess talks with A.S. Byatt about quarrelling with the Catholic God, Catholicism as a culture, "evil" as a theological reality, role of language in A clockwork orange, the English novel and Catholicism, choosing a title, background to Earthly powers, the novel as text, and influence of music on structure
Writers talk : Mongane Serote with Edward Blishen by Mongane Wally Serote( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongane Serote, the South African poet, talks to Edward Blishen about the role of the artist in the restricted society of black South Africa
Isabel Allende, with Marina Warner by Isabel Allende( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Allende, niece of the late President Salvador Allende of Chile, talks about her life and work as a writer
Joyce Carol Oates, with Hermione Lee by Joyce Carol Oates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oates discusses her work along with her novel, American appetites, with writer and critic Hermione Lee
Marina Warner by Marina Warner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marina Warner speaks with Lisa Appignanesi about her life as a writer, historian and critic. Some of the topics they discuss are women and virginity, influences of Catholicism, gender and separation, women's history within fairy tales and a comparison of history and fiction
Fay Weldon, with Valerie Grove by Fay Weldon( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weldon's literary history is discussed
William Gaddis in conversation by William Gaddis( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American author William Gaddis discusses his novels, his life, and his views on the condition of contemporary America in an interview with Malcolm Bradbury. Topics include: time and place in the novel, political and cultural climate of contemporary America, the novel as entertainment and moral text, and religion
Marilyn French by Marilyn French( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with feminist novelist
Janice Shinebourne with Susheila Nasta ; Pt. II, Beryl Gilroy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Caribbean women authors talk about their lives and their work
Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marge Piercy is interviewed about the content of her writings by Nikki Gerrard
Writers talk : Robertson Davies with Edward Blishen by Robertson Davies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Theatrical qualities of books. --Immigrants' impact of culture. --Illusion and deception in art. --Being Canadian. --The nature of compassion
Writers talk : Kazuo Ishiguro with Clive Sinclair by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazuo Ishiguro talks about growing up as a Japanese boy in an English culture, growing up in the shadow of the atom bomb, the need for critical encouragement, the moral crisis of post-war Japan, the role of research codes which govern modern Japanese fiction, using English to write about Japanese worlds and creating authentic fictional worlds
John Updike : in his own words by John Updike( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents segments from the only writers' workshop Updike has ever conducted. Updike explores his beginnings as a writer and offers his unique perception of the writing process. Workshop sessions are blended with exclusive interviews in which Updike talks about his Pennsylvania roots and reads aloud from his own works
 
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Languages
English (53)