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by Arthur Miller
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Arthur Miller reads from Death of a Salesman with actress Mildred Dunnock, who played Linda Loman in the original Broadway production. It was recorded at 92Y on February 2, 1955.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. Ginsberg is best known for Howl (1956), a long poem about consumer society's negative human values.

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by Nikki Giovanni
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Nikki Giovanni reads and discusses excerpts from her latest of 27 books, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems.

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by William Faulkner
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Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence.

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by Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood is an international literary star and one of Canada's most celebrated authors.

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by John Cheever
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John Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs".

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by Margaret Atwood
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After 30 years of fiction writing, Atwood is expert at engineering an extreme spin on ordinary life, and pushing the everyday world to its limits. Her talk includes two readings from her latest novel, Oryx and Crake…

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by Truman Capote
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Truman Capote reads "Among the Paths to Eden" and Breakfast at Tiffany's at 92Y in 1963.

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by William Burroughs
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining.

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by Joyce Carol Oates
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Joyce Carol Oates is one of America’s most versatile and prolific writers.

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