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by W. W. Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of The Skipper's Wooing by W. W. Jacobs. Read in English by Alan Lord The crew of the ship come together in a syndicate to find the missing father of the lady whom their skipper should like to favour. Their resulting escapades prove to be highly amusing - Summary by Alan Lord For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by W. W. Rouse Ball
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LibriVox recording of Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball. Read in English by Paul E J King; Ezwa This is a history of mathematics from antiquity to the turn of the 20th century. (Summary by Paul King) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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by W. Warde Fowler
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LibriVox recording of A Year with the Birds by W. Warde Fowler. Read in English by Owlivia William Warde Fowler was a true polymath; although his early studies focused on natural history, he became a well-known authority on the history and religious traditions of ancient Rome — recognized as a peer of James Frazer in the understanding and interpretation of Roman beliefs and their influence on the character of the Roman people. Additionally, Professor Frazer was celebrated as an expert in...
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by W. Warde Fowler
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LibriVox recording of The Religious Experience of the Roman People by W. Warde Fowler. Read in English by Kazbek; Owlivia; KHand; Florence; andybeddy; Ellaqyint; ArturoJR17 ; mleigh A series of lectures delivered by Professor Fowler at Edinburgh University for a public audience, concerning the development and decay of the religion of the Roman City-state. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by W.A. Neilson
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LibriVox recording of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by W.A. Neilson. Read by mj. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In the tale, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious warrior who is completely green, from his clothes and hair to his beard and skin. The "Green Knight" offers to allow anyone to strike him with his axe if the...
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by W.E. Hutchinson
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LibriVox recording of Byways Around San Francisco Bay by W.E. Hutchinson, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. "California, the land of sunshine and roses, with its genial climate, its skies as blue as the far-famed skies of Venice, and its pure, life-giving air, invites the lover of nature to take long tramps over hill and dale, mountain and valley, and to search out new trails in the rugged mountains." (Quote from section 2: Brook...
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by W.E.B. Du Bois
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LibriVox recording of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois read and performed by toriasuncle. The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in...
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by W.G. Aitchison Robertson
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LibriVox recording of Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, by W.G. Aitchison Robertson. A 1922 source-book for British criminal pathologists, this will be of particular interest to fans of popular police forensics television shows, films, and murder mysteries.(Summary by BellonaTimes For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by W.H. Hudson
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LibriVox recording of Far Away and Long Ago, by W.H. Hudson. William Henry Hudson (August 1841 - 1922) was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. Hudson was born of U.S. parents living in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, where he spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier.'Far Away and Long Ago' is a classic memoir of a boy, fascinated by nature, on the Pampas in the 19th century....
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by W.H.D. Rouse
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LibriVox recording of The Giant Crab And Other Tales From Old India by W.H.D. Rouse Read in English by David Wales This is the first collection by this author of charming folk tales from India. There is a second entitled The Talking Thrush (LibriVox audio here ). Parents or those in loco parentis should be aware that as in all folk literature, in addition to humor and wisdom, here is some degree of suffering and death. These tales may not be suitable for the very young. (Summary by david wales)...
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by W.H.D. Rouse
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LibriVox recording of The Talking Thrush And Other Tales From India by W.H.D. Rouse. Read in English by David Wales This is the second collection by this author of charming folk tales from India. The first collection is entitled The Giant Crab (LibriVox audio here ). Parents or those in loco parentis should be aware that as in all folk literature, in addition to humor and wisdom, here is some degree of suffering and death. These tales may not be suitable for the very young. (Summary by david...
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by WC the Comedian
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PQRST Episode 50 - halfway to 100?  Whodathunk?  Join WC for Chapters 6 & 7 of "The Kid", a quick introduction to Librivox.org, and two (TWO!) examples of what "owning your stage" is really like...
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by Wadsworth Camp
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LibriVox recording of The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp. Many murders are occurring in a secret room. Who will unravel its mystery? (summary by Nadine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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by Wakeling Dry
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LibriVox recording of Giacomo Puccini by Wakeling Dry. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi This biography of Puccini was written while the composer was at the height of his career. Besides the usual biographical information, the author summarizes and discusses Puccini's works to this point, including Le Villi, Edgar, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly (which was in production at the time of this writing). - Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi For further information, including links to...
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by Wal Buchenberg
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Karl Marx: Das Kapital, Kurzfassung aller drei Baende, 2. verb. Aufl. Kommentiert und zusammengefasst von Wal Buchenberg. VWF-Verlag Berlin. ISBN 3-89700-430-5. 485 Seiten. 25 Euro.
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Topics: Marx, Capital, Kapital, capitalism, Kapitalismus, wage, Lohnarbeit, labourer, laborer,...
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by Waldemar Bonsels
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Librivox recording of The Adventures of Maya the Bee by Walemar Bonsels. Read by Betsie Bush. The Adventures of Maya the Bee is an exciting tale for children of all ages. Themes of growth and development of courage and wisdom are found, as well as the extreme joy and satisfaction that Maya experiences in the beauty of creation and all creatures. Her ultimate and innate loyalty to her Nation of Bees is acted out in the final heroic scenes. This story gives us the delightful sense of having seen...
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Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 6. Waldman lectures on the work of Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan and John Ashbery. Waldman also discusses dream analysis. (Series continues on 79P036)
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Second half of an Anne Waldman workshop on writing. The class begins with a discussion about what led people to come to the conference. Waldman talks about how she became involved with the Beats and came to Boulder, the founding of Naropa, and Kerouac's influence on the school. She reads and discusses part of an interview with William Carlos Williams, about writing poetry, and selections from Gertrude Stein, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and other poets. Students read their work and Waldman comments and...
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class about language and consciousness. This half of the class is devoted to student work, assignments, and a writing exercise. (Continued from 86P037)
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The entire class is Anne reading selections from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. (Continued from 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman concludes her first class on Troilus and Cressida, giving a writing assignment based on the play and playing audio recordings of scenes from the play. (Continued from 80P139). This is class 2 of 4.
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class by Anne Waldman. Waldman discusses potential ways of working, using collage as an example. She focuses on John Keats's "Negative capability" and Robert Creeley's "A sense of measure." The class concludes with student work and discussion. (Continued from 86P041)
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class, continuing her series from the summer of 1977 on women writers. Waldman focuses on the writer Djuna Barns and her novel Nightwood. She also introduces the poet Marilyn Hacker to the class. Hacker is in the class and discusses her work and her lineage as a female writer. (Continued from 77P077)
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by Waldman, Anne
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A class with Anne Waldman reading and discussing Frank O'Hara's poems, including: "Steps," "Ave Maria," and "In Memory of My Feelings."
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977, focusing on the life and work of Gertrude Stein. The class includes student discussion with Waldman lecturing on Stein's life and style of writing, readings from Stein's books Lifting Belly, Three Lives, and Tender Buttons, and a brief introduction to the plays of Christopher Knowles. (Continued on 77P082.)
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Second half of the final class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977, primarily consisting of student presentations. Each student reports on a subject that they have chosen for further study and then presents that subject to the entire class. Waldman makes a few closing remarks and reads from Gertrude Stein's "Why do you feel differently?" (Continued from 77P083)
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Second half of Anne Waldman's lecture on performance poetry and shamanism. Waldman plays examples of performance poetry. (Continued from 87P033)
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman leads a workshop on the sources, sounds, and structures of poetry. She reads extensively from an interview with William Carlos Williams and discusses his ideas and his relation to Jack Kerouac. She reads and discusses her own work, including "Two hearts," a sonnet modeled on Sir Philip Sidney, and her poem "Skin, meat, bones." Waldman also examines the writing and ideas of Frank O'Hara, Gertrude Stein, Philip Whalen and others. In response to a question from a...
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as shaman," part 1. Students read and discuss dreams that they have recorded. Also included are discussions of Navajo songs, snake medicine songs, and an all night chant with mushrooms. (Series continues on 79P031)
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the historical, biographical, and cultural context of the play as well as exploring the main characters and reading from the more famous speeches of the play. (Continued on 80P140). This is class 1 of 4.
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of an Ann Waldman class on spirit in poetry. Waldman discusses the medieval Christian poem "Dream of the rood," Walt Whitman's mystical experience, ecstasy and revelation, and other aspects of the relationship between poetry and spiritual experience. (Continued from 89P033)
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class finishes the discussion of Sappho from her previous class (77P067-068), and then moves into the writer HD. The bulk of the class is about the history and writing of HD. Toward the end the class is introduced to Robert Graves's "The White Goddess" and to Gertrude Stein. (Continued on 77p069.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Waldman, Anne
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A class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class is introduced to the life and work of Monique Wittig. She also finishes notes on Jane Austen. Toward the end of the lecture, Anne Waldman introduces the class to the life and work of Viginia Woolf, and there is a little more about HD (Hilda Doolittle).
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is a brief history of female writers in Greece with a focus on Sappho. Sappho's poems are read in Greek as well as in translation. Sappho's life and work are discussed. (Continued from 77p66.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Waldman, Anne
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This tape is of a Gertrude Stein Marathon reading. It is the second of two tapes that includes Naropa students and faculty performing poems and a play by Stein. Performed works include "Short Sentances," "History Slowly", "As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story," and Making of Americans."(89P099)
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of an Ann Waldman class on spirit in poetry. Waldman discusses the relationship between poetry and the sacred. She draws on a wide variety of material, including the work of Ted Berrigan, Charles Olson, Sumerian mythology, Dante, and Buddhist treasure texts.(Continues on 89P034)
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First half of an Anne Waldman workshop on writing. The class begins with a discussion about what led people to come to the Kerouac conference. Waldman talks about how she became involved with the Beats and came to Boulder, the founding of Naropa, and Kerouac's influence on the school. She reads and discusses part of an interview with William Carlos Williams, about writing poetry, and selections from Gertrude Stein, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and other poets. Students read their work and Waldman...
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by Waldman, Anne
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class on women writers from the summer of 1977. Waldman focuses on the poets Sei Shonagon, Collette, Helen Adam, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Joanne Kyger, and Bernadette Mayer. This recording begins with a continuation from the previous tape of an audio cassete with a Bernadette Mayer reading. Waldman plays another tape by Gertrude Stein, reading selections from her "Making of Americans." (Continued from 77P079)
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Anne Waldman lectures on performance and poetry, focusing on the poet as shaman. She defines performance poetry, traces its history in relation to ritual and healing, and looks at how present day poets continue to function as shamans by receiving wisdom through suffering and conducting rituals for the benefit of society. She describes the work of Mircea Eliade and gives examples of contemporary shamanistic practices. During the second part of the lecture she reads and plays recordings of 20th...
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977, focusing on the life and work of Gertrude Stein. The class includes student discussion with Waldman lecturing on Stein's life and style of writing, readings from Stein's books Lifting Belly, Three Lives, and Tender Buttons, and a brief introduction to the plays of Christopher Knowles. (Continued from 77P081)
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First half of an Anne Waldman lecture on the use of the cut-up technique in the work of William S. Burroughs, tracing it from its early development through his later work. She reads from Burroughs's writing and an interview with him in The Paris Review, plays his cut-up tapes, and talks about how Burroughs extended the idea of cut-ups beyond writing to a way of understanding the universe in magical and mystical terms. (Continued on 85P068)
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An Anne Waldman reading at Naropa University on an unknown date. Waldman reads "Crack in the world," and "Pieces of an hour."
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class. Waldman discusses Elizabeth Bishop's poems, including "Twelve o'clock news," followed by a brief class discussion of Bishop and translation. (Continued from 86P038)
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First half of a class by Anne Waldman. Waldman discusses potential ways of working, using collage as an example. She focuses on John Keats's "Negative capability" and Robert Creeley's "A sense of measure." The class concludes with student work and discussion. (Continues on 86P042)
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class exploring the ways and purposes, such as artistic or spiritual, to write from voices and perspectives other than one's own. Waldman discussed ideas for writing and performance. (Continued from 88P062)
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First half of the final class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. Waldman continues the discussion about Gertrude Stein that began in the August 15th class. She reads excerpts from Stein's book Lifting Belly, "A piece of coffee" from Stein's book Tender Buttons, followed by Stein's comments on "A piece of coffee." Waldman also reads some of Clark Coolidge's work and compares it to that of Stein....
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 4. Waldman discusses ways traditional religions and cultures have transformed in order to survive, and what happens when surviving symbols become empty. The class aslo discusses the social functions of dreams. (Series continues on 79P034)
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 5. In this class students present their questions to Waldman about what has happened in the series so far. (Series continues on 79P035)
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This includes a discussion and brief history of Jane Austen, including biographical and other critical information that is referenced in other tapes. (Continued from 77p070.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class consists of notes on Jane Austen and readings of her work, discussion of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys, and a discussion of the goddess and her role in women's writings. Readings make up most of the class. (Continued on 77p073.)
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as Shaman," part 4. Waldman discusses Louis Zukovsky's translations of Dante and defines candidates for shamanism. (Series continues on 79P038)
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First half of a class, in a series of classes by Anne Waldman on "Shamanic Poetries." Waldman discusses the definitions and possibilities of shamanic poetries, the prehistoric roots of shamanism, and how to personalize your cosmos. She also presents ideas from Tibetan rituals and Tibetan folk dramas. (Continues on 86P036)
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as Shaman," part 10. Class topics include Michael McClure's "Ghost Tantras," Buddhism in the Kerouac School, and Hugo Ball.
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First half of an Anne Waldman class, continuing her series from the summer of 1977 on women writers. This is one of the final classes, discussing the lives of Marianne Moore, Rebecca Brown, Lorine Niedecker, and Jane Bowels. Waldman reads selections from the writers' works. There is also a discussion of future classes, and a question and answer session. (Continues on 77P077)
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class comtinues the discussion of Emily Dickinson. Poems and letters are read by Anne Waldman. The class also continues the discussion of the goddess in female writing and is introduced to the work and artistry of Jane Austen. (Continues on 77p071.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Second half of an Anne Waldman class, continuing her series from the summer of 1977 on women writers, focusing on Virginia Woolf. She begins by reading invocations written by students, then reads and discusses selections from Woolf's work, including "To the lighthouse" and "Mrs. Dalloway." The class concludes with a question and answer session.(Continued from 77P075)
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First half of an Anne Waldman class, continuing her series from the summer of 1977 on women writers, focusing on Virginia Woolf. She begins by reading invocations written by students, then reads and discusses selections from Woolf's work, including "To the lighthouse" and "Mrs. Dalloway." The class concludes with a question and answer session. (Continued on 77P076)
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Second half of a class, in a series of classes by Anne Waldman on "Shamanic Poetries." Waldman presents the ideas of dreamwork in shamanism. Also included is a class discussion on Irish poet William Butler Yeats's "Crazy Jane" poems. (Continued from 86P035)
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First half of an Anne Waldman class about language and consciousness, with particular emphasis on the Navajo language and the work of Gertrude Stein. Waldman reads selections from Robert Creeley, Bernadette Mayer, Emily Dickinson, Stein, her own work, and others. (Continues on 86P037A)
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First half of an Anne Waldman class. Waldman discusses the poets Arthur Rimbaud, Ezra Pound, Emily Dickenson, and Sappho. There is also a question and answer session. (Continues on 86P039)
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 3. Waldman discusses the Aztec Quetzalcoatl myth, as well as Christian myths. Students continue to talk about dreams from the previous class. (Series continues on 79P033)
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 7. Waldman begins the class with a discussion of Rocky Flats demonstrations and vigils. The class moves on to an analysis of the work of John Ashberry and Helen Adam, followed by Waldman lecturing on Picasso. (Series continues on 79P035)
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class consists of notes on Jane Austen and readings of her work, discussion of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys, and a discussion of the goddess and her role in women's writings. Readings make up most of the class. (Continued on 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This class is about Emily Dickinson. Her life and work are discusssed in great detail. Anne reads Dickinson's work and offers information on Dickinson's biography, poetry, and letters. (Continued from 77p068.) Keyword: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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Second half of an Anne Waldman lecture on the use of the cut-up technique in the work of William S. Burroughs, tracing it from its early development through his later work. She reads from Burroughs's writing and an interview with him in The Paris Review, plays his cut-up tapes, and talks about how Burroughs extended the idea of cut-ups beyond writing to a way of understanding the universe in magical and mystical terms. (Continued from 85P067)
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First half of an Anne Waldman class on women writers from the summer of 1977. Waldman focuses on the poets Sei Shonagon, Collette, Helen Adam, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Joanne Kyger, and Bernadette Mayer. Waldman plays several audio cassettes of the poets reading their own work. (Continues on 77P080)
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A class given by Anne Waldman on the work of Gertrude Stein. Waldman gives background on herself, Stein, and the various artists and cultural influences on Stein's context of twentieth century France.
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This first class of Waldman's graduate Gertrude Stein seminar centers on Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The class discusses their reading of the text in-depth and Waldman lectures on Stein's earlier life, her teachers, brother and her relationship with Alice B. Toklas.
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a second class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the post-apocalyptic quality of the play, Shakespeare's genius, the nihilism and "modernity" of the play, its status as a "problem play" and its relationships with other of Shakespeare's problem plays. A love scene from Romeo and Juliet is compared with a love scene from Troilus and Cressida, and a passage from Milton is read...
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One in a series of classes given by Anne Waldman on the work of Gertrude Stein at the Naropa Institute. In this class Waldman focuses on Stein's play Four saints in three acts, reading from the play and discussing its background, language, and production.
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An Anne Waldman class, "Poet as Shaman," part 2. The works of poets Frank O'Hara and Charles Olson are discussed along with the ideas of poems as journeys or other worlds, and dreaming and butterfly imagery in the poetry of Chang-Tzu. (Series continues on 79P032)
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A class in a series by Anne Waldman, "Poet as Shaman," part 9. Waldman discusses Gertrude Stein. The students read aloud sections of Stein's work, followed by a class discussion and a student presentation on Druids. (Series continues on 79P039)
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An Anne Waldman reading. Introduced by Allen Ginsberg, Waldman reads eleven of her poems including "Cable blue mosque."
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Anne Waldman and Peter Warshall lecture on the biosphere, the noosphere, nature and mind. Waldman explains Teilhard de Chardin's idea of the noosphere and goes on to explore the relationship between human beings and nature, including the ways in which we are destroying our own environment. She connects our situation to the Buddhist concept of the six realms of existence. Warshall defines the extent of the biosphere in which life exists. He talks about his experience as a biologist for the...