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Kurt Vonnegut

Author: William Price FoxDave SmalleyGeorge PlimptonKurt VonnegutNora EphronAll authors
Publisher: 1992.
Series: Writer's workshop.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kurt Vonnegut explains his start as a writer, and offers his views on getting published, past writers, and the future for new writers. Nora Ephron, journalist and newspaper reporter, explains her start as a writer and her move from journalism to other types of writing. Tom Wolfe explains the accidental start of his personalized style of reporting, which became famous as "new journalism." He also offers his views on  Read more...
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Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Nora Ephron; Tom Wolfe; Pauline Kael; John Gardner; John Hawkes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Price Fox; Dave Smalley; George Plimpton; Kurt Vonnegut; Nora Ephron; Tom Wolfe; Pauline Kael; John Gardner; John Hawkes; University of South Carolina.; South Carolina Educational Television Network.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 28157531
Notes: Originally produced in 1982 by SCET, recorded off-air with permission May 25, 1992.
Six parts of the series Writer's workshop on 1 videocassette.
Credits: Videotape, Bill McCutcheon.
Performer(s): Host, George Plimpton.
Description: 1 videocassette (174 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Kurt Vonnegut (29 min.) --
Nora Ephron (29 min.) --
Tom Wolfe (29 min.) --
Pauline Kael (29 min.) --
John Gardner (29 min.) --
John Hawkes (29 min.).
Series Title: Writer's workshop.
Other Titles: Nora Ephron
Tom Wolfe
Pauline Kael
John Gardner
John Hawkes
Responsibility: a joint production of the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina ETV Network ; producer, William Price Fox ; director, Dave Smalley.

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Kurt Vonnegut explains his start as a writer, and offers his views on getting published, past writers, and the future for new writers. Nora Ephron, journalist and newspaper reporter, explains her start as a writer and her move from journalism to other types of writing. Tom Wolfe explains the accidental start of his personalized style of reporting, which became famous as "new journalism." He also offers his views on getting published and weighing the advantages of polished prose against the idea of "sandblasting." Pauline Kael, film critic and author, discusses her start as a writer and her views on films and film criticism. John Gardner talks about his start as a writer and his first fifteen years of writing before he sold his first manuscript. John Hawkes explains his methods for writing, his routine when writing, and his belief that writers should live "normal lives."

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