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Great American authors read from their works : complete collection.

Author: James BaldwinWilliam StyronJames JonesPhilip RothNelson AlgrenAll authors
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Calliope Author Readings, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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These four recordings of twentieth-century American authors interpreting their own works were highly praised when first released in the 1960s. Today the cultural and historical value of these recordings makes them an essential part of our literary heritage. In this collection, James Baldwin reads from Giovanni's Room and Another Country, exploring the challenges of being black and gay in mid-twentieth century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin; William Styron; James Jones; Philip Roth; Nelson Algren; Bernard Malamud; John Updike
ISBN: 9781483024981 1483024989
OCLC Number: 879284789
Performer(s): Read by the authors.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (02 hr., 30 min., 22 sec.))

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These four recordings of twentieth-century American authors interpreting their own works were highly praised when first released in the 1960s. Today the cultural and historical value of these recordings makes them an essential part of our literary heritage. In this collection, James Baldwin reads from Giovanni's Room and Another Country, exploring the challenges of being black and gay in mid-twentieth century America. William Styron reads about a disabled child finding brief moments of joy in Lie Down in Darkness, his novel about a troubled Southern family. James Jones reads the most famous passage from his celebrated World War II novel, From Here to Eternity. And Philip Roth does a hilarious comic turn in a bizarre scene from his early novel, Letting Go. Additionally, Nelson Algren reads from his most famous novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, about the decline and fall of a drug dealer and card sharp. Bernard Malamud's devastating selection from The Magic Barrel portrays poor, embittered old Jews who achieve a moment of grace after fierce antagonism. In John Updike's story from Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories, a seminary student working as a lifeguard draws a witty and lyrical contrast between saving souls and bodies. And James Jones' account of a World War II battle in Japan in The Thin Red Line shows young soldiers at their most heroic and perilous moments.

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