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21. F. Scott Fitzgerald: winter dreams   Publication: New York Educational Broadcasting Corporation 2001 . 90 mins. ; color /B&W. , F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American writer who distilled the essence of the Jazz Age in his novels and stories, is profiled in this edition of the PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS. From his birth through the emergence of his talent, his troubled relationship with his wife, Zelda, and his subsequent descent into alcoholism and, as Fitgerald believed, failure. A truly fascinating look at one of the most troubled yet brilliant writers of the 20th century, WINTER DREAMS is a revealing portrait of a literary icon. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

22. Toni Morrison: a writer's work   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films Media Group, 2004 , Toni Morrison exists in two worlds: the visible world, and the world of her novels, whose characters tell about a reality hidden from the eyes of strangers. In her work, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison has transported millions of readers into the experience of being black in America and confronting the realities of race. In this program with Bill Moyers, Morrison discusses her work, the people in her life, and the power of love. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

23. The American experience : Walt Whitman.   Publication: PBS Home Video 2008 . 120 mijn. ; col. & b&w , To family and friends, Walter Whitman Jr. may have been just an old bachelor but with his book, Leaves of Grass, he offered up his poetry and his persona as a reflection of the America he saw; daring, noble, naive, brutish, sexual, frightening and flawed. This film tells Whitman's life story, from his working-class childhood, to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn, to his reckless pursuit of the attention he craved for his work. Date: 2008 Availability: No items available:

24. Great American authors since 1650.   Publication: New York: Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2007 . 240 mins. (60 mins each volume; 30 mins each program) , Explore the rich, literary tradition of American storytelling along with the writers who defined the American experience and spoke out against war, poverty, racism, and alienation. This series unveils the lives and works of more than 60 of America's greatest authors, including Poe, Dickinson, Twain, Alcott, Hemingway, Wolfe, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, and Morrison. | VOLUME ONE PROGRAM 1: 1650-1845 and PROGRAM 2: : 1846 - 1855 | VOLUME TWO : PROGRAM 3:1856-1906 and PROGRAM 4:1907-1925 | VOLUME THREE: PROGRAM 5:1926-1939 and PROGRAM 6:1940-1949 | VOLUME FOUR: PROGRAM 7:1950-1957 and PROGRAM 8:1958-present | Program 1: 1650 - 1845 The awe-inspiring saga of America's greatest authors comes alive in Great American Authors since 1650. As the American colonies moved toward becoming an independent nation, a unique and distinctive voice poured forth from the pens of its authors. Once the nation was founded, America's first literary giants - Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe - told stories and wrote poems that could have only come from the heart and soul of this fledgling country. Chapters: 1650 - Anne Bradstreet, America's First Poet 1702 - Cotton Mather Publishes The Ecclesiastical History of New England 1773 - Phillis Wheatley Becomes America's First Black Woman Poet 1819 - Washington Irving Publishes Rip Van Winkle 1826 - James Fenimore Cooper Publishes Last of the Mohicans 1836 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Initiates American Transcendentalism with Nature 1845 - Edgar Allen Poe Publishes The Raven | Program 2: 1846 - 1855 Between the War of 1812 and the Mexican American War that ended in 1848, America experienced an exuberant economic period of growth. And, it was during this time that American authors produced the nation's first great wave of classic literature. In this program, such literary giants as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow make their mark on the American psyche. Chapters: 1849 - Henry David Thoreau Originates America's Proud History of Civil Disobedience 1850 - Nathaniel Hawthorne Writes The Scarlet Letter 1851 - Herman Melville's Moby Dick is Published 1852 - Emily Dickinson Publishes First Poem 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe Writes Uncle Tom's Cabin 1855 - Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom 1855 - Walt Whitman Publishes Leaves of Grass 1855 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Writes The Song of Hiawatha | Program 3: 1856 - 1906 After the Civil War the modern American novel took shape ... It was led by Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain and Henry James. It was also the time that the American literary voice came from everyone and from everywhere. Chapters: 1868 - Louisa May Alcott Writes Little Women 1878 - Henry James Writes Daisy Miller 1885 - Mark Twain Publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1906 - The Whole Country Speaks 1906 - Upton Sinclair's Novel The Jungle is Published | Program 4: 1907 -1925 During this time frame America lost its innocence. Its writers now began to struggle with the problems that accompanied modernization and industrialization. It was also the beginning of the lost generation of American authors. Chapters: 1913 - Poet William Carlos Williams Publishes His First Book of Poems, The Tempers 1914 - Carl Sandburg Publishes his Poem Chicago 1920 - Edith Wharton Wins a Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence 1922 - The Innovators: e. e. cummings, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Henry Miller 1923 - Robert Frost Publishes Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening 1925 - F. Scott Fitzgerald Writes The Great Gatsby | Program 5: 1926 - 1939 This was the most turbulent period in American history. It encompassed the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. It gave rise to America's greatest writers, known collectively as the lost generation. Chapters: 1929 - Thomas Wolfe Writes Look Homeward Angel 1929 - William Faulkner Showcases the South with The Sound and the Fury 1930 - Sinclair Lewis Becomes the First American to Win the Nobel Prize for Literature 1931 - Pearl Buck Writes The Good Earth 1936 - Playwright Eugene O'Neill Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 1939 - Steinbeck Writes The Grapes of Wrat | Program 6: 1940 - 1949 America entered the technological age through the darkness of WWII and its aftermath. American authors were now becoming legends in their own time through mass media and popular culture. Their response was as diverse as the nation's response to living in the nuclear age. Chapters: 1940 - Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls is Published 1941 - James Thurber Writes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947-1953 - Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov Usher in the Era of Popular Science Fiction 1948 - Tennessee Williams Wins His First Pulitzer Prize for A Street Car named Desire 1949 - Arthur Miller Produces Death of a Salesman | Program 7: 1950 - 1957 If the lost generation authors were searching for identity and meaning, the group of authors in this program rejected everything about mainstream America. Ultimately they would speak to the baby boomer generation. Chapters: 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Wins the Pulitzer Prize 1951 - Salinger and Plath Set the Stage for the Baby Boomer Generation 1952 - Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin Speak for the American Black Male 1957 - Jack Kerouac Begins the Beat Generation in American Literature 1957 - Dr. Seuss Writes The Cat in the Hat | Program 8: 1958 to Present This generation of writer witnessed and participated in WWII ... Korea ... The Cold War ... The Civil Rights movement ... And Vietnam. These experiences shaped the intellectually, spiritually and emotionally in ways that were translated into their writing. Chapters: 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced 1961 - Joseph Heller Writes Catch-22 1966 - Truman Capote Writes In Cold Blood 1969 - Kurt Vonnegut Writes Slaughterhouse Five 1982 - John Updike's Rabbit is Rich Wins Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1989 - Asian American Amy Tan Publishes The Joy Luck Club 1993 - Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and August Wilson Redefine the Black Experience 2007 - Cormac McCarthy Wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Road Date: 2007 Availability: No items available:

25. The adventures of Huck Finn / a Walt Disney Pictures presentation ; directed, written by Stephen Sommers ; produced by Laurence Mark   Publication: California Disney Enterprises, Inc. 1993 . 108 min.; color. , Historically divided by race and culture, two unlikely friends, freewheeling Huck Finn and a slave named Jim, set out on the most extraordinary journey of their lives, rafting down the Mississippi River. Along the way, Jim slowly teaches Huck that regardless of popular belief, all people are fundamentally the same and deserve respect. At a moral crossroads, because he’s been taught that a slave is less that human and must forever remain in bondage, Huck makes the right decision to help his best friend become a free man. However, they soon fall into the clutches of two riverfront rogues: The Duke and The King, who threaten to sell Jim back into slavery. Huck and Jim find the strength and courage to do what their hearts tell them is right. Date: 1993 Availability: No items available:

26. Alice Walker: Everyday Use   Publication: Princeton, NJ Films for the Humanities & Sciences 2004 . 26 mins. ; color. , Maggie sees the old family quilt—an heirloom already promised to her—as something with practical utility as well as tradition. Her educated, social activist sister wants to hang it on the wall as folk art. With whom will their mother side? A study in class differences and the reclamation of Black history, Alice Walker’s short story "Everyday Use" is beautifully realized in this dramatization. (26 minutes) Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

27. William Faulkner : a concise biography   Publication: Kultur . 30 min. color. Availability: No items available:

28. Biography. Tennessee Williams : the wounded genius   Publication: United States : A&E Television Networks, 1998 . videocisc of 1 (ca. 50 min.) color. , A profile of playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-83), born Thomas Lanier Williams. Included: scenes from ’The Glass Menagerie’ and ’A Streetcar Named Desire,’ comments from his brother Dakin, Kim Hunter, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson and biographers Date: 1998 Availability: No items available:

29. Eugene O'Neill : a documentary film / directed by Ric Burns ; written by Arthur Gelb & Barbara Gelb and Ric Burns ; produced by Marilyn Ness & Steve Rivo with Robin Espinola & Mary Recine.   Publication: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, 2006, c[2005] . 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity. Availability: No items available: