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Subject: English: Literature & Writing

The Biographies Series: Literature

The Biographies Series: Literature

6 of 52 programs from The Biographies Series, which offer in-depth and personal studies of celebrated people in Literature. (1 program available in Spanish.) Other focus areas in the series include: History; Performing Arts; Photography; Psychology; Sports; U.S. Studies; World Studies. 6 programs (30 to 65 minutes). Complete Series: 52 programs (30 to 90 minutes).

List of Titles


Fernando Alegria: Viva Chile M...!

Fernando Alegria: Viva Chile M...!

"Highly Recommended. A humanistic portrayal of one of the most influential figures from Chile and a key figure in the advancement of Latino culture in the U.S." -National Media Review
'Alegria's 'Viva Chile Mierda,' the most recited poem of the Salvador Allende era, was written in the 1960s, when Alegrķa Click for more


Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet

Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet

This is the biography of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, who is perhaps best known for adapting Auld Lang Syne into the version that is sung on New Year's Eve around the world. Lionized as the "ploughman poet," which dates back to his humble beginnings as the son of a poor farmer, Burns, today, is revered Click for more


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes

"Highly Recommended. This is an interesting biographical program that focuses on the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the English gentleman who brought the world Sherlock Holmes. An educated criminologist himself, Doyle did much to reform the way the English justice system worked in the late nineteenth and early Click for more


Shelby Foote: The Man and the Civil War

Shelby Foote: The Man and the Civil War

Platinum Remi Award -Houston Intl. Film Festival
Shelby Foote: Winner of the 'Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award' and 'Dos Passos Prize for Literature Award'

One of the most prolific historians on the subject of the Civil War was Shelby Dade Foote, Click for more


Hermann Hesse's Long Summer

Hermann Hesse's Long Summer

"Highly Recommended! This moving documentary is filled with photos and video clips of Hesse's intense yet simple attempt to find meaning in his life. He indicated in his writings that his life had two pursuits: the need for solitude, and the need to communicate. To meet his need for solitude, he spent much of his Click for more


W. B. Yeats - Poetry: 1910 - 1939

W. B. Yeats - Poetry: 1910 - 1939

"Highly recommended. This is an intelligent and thought provoking study of one of the world's finest poets, William Butler Yeats. The decision to tell his story using six of his most insightful poems was brilliant; it puts his life in context through his own words, while also allowing viewers to reflect personally Click for more





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