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by Peter Ackroyd
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2006

World changing events in the late 18th century - from the French Revolution via American Independence - instigated a new movement in the art, literature and thinking of Britain: The Romantics.

2.

by Eleanor Lanahan
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2002

Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and "the Roaring Twenties."

3.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1997

Documentary about the writer Albert Camus, including interviews with his former mistresses and Camus' daughter Catherine and her twin brother Jean, who talk about Camus and their feelings for him. Looks at his life and work, with letters and extracts read by Brian Cox.

4.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1994

A 1994 documentary which goes on an imaginative tour from the Colorado grave where Dick is buried to the suburbs of California where he lived and worked. Talks to his ex-wives, friends and biographers - directed by Nicola Roberts for BBC Arena.

5.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1995

Venture beyond the famous novels for a penetrating look at the difficult life of one of the most famous and acclaimed writers of all time.

6.

by Hunter S. Thompson
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1978

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch.

7.

by Don DeLillo
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1991

Film presented by author Don DeLillo, in which he explores the relationship between words and images, and between gunmen and the novelist, covering themes and events against which he sets his own fiction, including revolutions, natural disasters, toxic fall-out, plane crashes.

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Available on:
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Year Released:
 2009

Documentary film looking at the poetry of W H Auden, revealing how it came not just from inspiration but from a rigorous scientific analysis of love itself.

9.
Available on:
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Year Released:
 1987

Part documentary, part drama, this film presents the life and work of Jack Kerouac, an American writer with Québec roots who became one of the most important spokesmen for his generation.

10.

by Roy Blount, Jr.
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2001

Guests examined the history of post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and race relations through the writings of Mark Twain.

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