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    • Ernest Gaines: 02-27-1969 

      Gaines, Ernest; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Marchant, Peter (1969-02-27)
      In an interview recorded on February 27, 1969, Ernest Gaines discusses Tolstoy, Chekhov, Turgenev, Faulkner, and Joyce; his childhood in Louisiana, and how the state has changed and not changed; jazz; H. Rap Brown; and ...
    • Gary Clark: 02-06-1980 

      Clark, Gary; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1980-02-06)
      Novelist and essayist Gary Clark reads from his novel The Clearing. He discusses how Icelandic and Norse sagas influence his stories and the importance of setting his stories in Norway instead of his hometown of Buffalo, ...
    • Hortense Calisher: 03-07-1979 

      Calisher, Hortense; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1979-03-07)
      In an interview conducted on March 8th, 1979, Hortense Calisher recounts the beginning of her career as an author with the short story series In the Absence of Angels. Calisher discusses the autobiographical influence on ...
    • Isaac Asimov: 10-20-1976 

      Asimov, Isaac; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Duberman, Joshua; Wolf, Jack C. (1976-10-20)
      The science fiction writer Dr. Isaac Asimov begins the interview by reading “Insert Knob A in Hole B” from his anthology Nightfall and Other Stories. He continues the interview by discussing sociological aspects of science ...
    • Margaret Atwood: 09-12-1979 

      Atwood, Margaret; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Crabbe, Katharyn (1979-09-12)
      Margaret Atwood, an award-winning Canadian poet and novelist, begins the interview by reading her poem “You Begin.” She continues by discussing the oral experience of poetry as well as outlining the distinction between the ...
    • Nicholas Meyer: 10-31-1979 

      Meyer, Nicholas; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1979-10-31)
      Nicholas Meyer is a screenwriter, producer, director, and author, and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He is the author of the screenplay the Seven Per Cent Solution and co-author of The Black Orchid. He begins the ...
    • Richard Wilbur: 03-13-1969 

      Wilbur, Richard P.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Heyen, William (1969-03-13)
      In an interview recorded March 13, 1969, Richard Wilbur discusses oratorical qualities in American poetry. Wilbur cites Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and three political works of his own to compare, as interviewer Wiliam Heyen ...
    • Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984 

      Heaney, Seamus; Heyen, William; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Ingersoll, Earl G. (1984-01-26)
      Seamus Heaney opens this interview, recorded on January 26, 1984, with a reading of his poem "Digging." He discusses growing up in Ulster, Northern Ireland as a Catholic in a hostile political and cultural climate. Heaney ...
    • W. S. Merwin: 02-29-1968 

      Merwin, W. S.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Heyen, William (1968-02-29)
      Merwin discusses his changing poetic style, saying that he never stays excited about any style for very long, and that he now wants to write about direct experiences. He talks about the gradual abandonment of punctuation ...
    • Walter Tevis: 03-27-1980 

      Tevis, Walter; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Parshall, Rodney L. (1980-03-27)
      Walter Tevis begins this March 27, 1980 interview by reading the last chapter from his science fiction novel Mocking Bird, set in New York City during the 25th century. The principal character is Robert, a intelligent robot ...
    • William Cotter Murray: 02-20-1980 

      Murray, William Cotter; Ferguson, Paul; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1980-02-20)
      In an interview recorded February 21, 1980, W. Cotter Murray discusses growing up in Ireland and his interest in telling the story that has not already been told.