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Ana Maria Matute [electronic resource]: Dreams Into Words

Raised within the socially restrictive mores of a transient middle-class family and troubled with a stammering problem, Ana Maria Matute took refuge in literature. At 17, she began to use her experiences to probe the themes of lost childhood, injustice, and the lives of the marginalized. She soon developed a fresh prose style that deftly blended fantasy and realism, revitalizing the mid-20th-century Spanish literary scene. This landmark program features an interview with Matute and readings from her works, as well as the insights of writer and journalist Inmaculada de la Fuente, the University of Madrid's Alicia Redondo Goycoechea, and Fernando Valls, of the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona, in an exploration of the narrative virtuosity of one of Spain's most honored and beloved writers.
Online
2005; 2003
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Carmen Martin Gaite [electronic resource]: In Search of Conversation

As a child of the Spanish Civil War and the repressive post-war era, Carmen Martin Gaite found kindred spirits among the Madrid literati, led by her future husband Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, during the '50s. In her long and uninterrupted literary career, Gaite chose socially critical topics such as the relationship between the sexes and the differences between provincial and city life. Using modes of expression that became increasingly more personal and experimental, her prose hovers between reality and dreams, the trivial and the exceptional, and the novel and the essay. This program features an interview with Gaite and readings from her works, including Las Ataduras, as well as the critical insights of writer and journalist Inmaculada de la Fuente, the University of Madrid's Alicia R [...]
Online
2005; 2003
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Ramon Sender [electronic resource]: Perceptions of a Life

Perhaps Spain's best-known novelist before the Spanish Civil War, Ramon Sender belonged to the social narrative and existential schools and was a member of the vaunted Generation of 1925. When his wife and family were killed in the war, he fled into exile during which time he wrote some of his finest works. In this program, location footage, archival photos, and realia are combined with the thoughtful commentary of literary critic Rafael Conte, writers Jose Luis Castillo Puche and Francisco Carrasquer, family members, and friends in a discussion of Sender's rich record of accomplishment. His 64 novels and numerous short stories, plays, poems, and essays were each a journey of discovery as he explored social injustice, faith and redemption, and his new life in the New World.
Online
2006; 2001
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Alvaro Cunqueiro [electronic resource]: Days of a Storyteller

Alvaro Cunqueiro is regarded as the undisputed master of Galician literature and the only Spanish writer to achieve recognition beyond the linguistic boundaries of Galicia. He was an extremely versatile author, trying virtually every genre-from medieval cantigas to literatura fantastica. This program uses a variety of interviews with Cunqueiro, archival footage, and the reminiscences of fellow writers and friends as vehicles for understanding the author's own particular brand of humor and subtle lyricism. His tales of magical universes and of memory, myth, and legend rank among the richest in Spanish literature.
Online
2006; 2002
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Camilo Jose Cela [electronic resource]: Rose in Padron

Nobel Laureate Camilo Jose Cela, called "the leading figure in Spain's literary renewal during the post-war era" by the Swedish Academy, combined a marked fondness for experiment, a provocative attitude, and an old Spanish tradition of hilarious grotesqueness, which so often constitutes the other side of despair. This lyrical program captures the insights of Cela and many who knew him, shedding light on subjects such as his childhood; his experiences during the Spanish Civil War; his winning of the Nobel Prize; his noteworthy contribution as publisher of the literary magazine Papeles de Son Armadans; and his prodigious oeuvre, including the book that first made his name, La Familia de Pascual Duarte-after Don Quixote, quite possibly the most read novel in Spanish literature.
Online
2006; 2002
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Luis Sepulveda [electronic resource]: Other World

Enamored of reading and writing, inspired by his grandmother's storytelling, and matured by eight years in prison for clandestine revolutionary activities against the Pinochet regime, Luis Sepulveda has become a writer with something to say-with an international following that wants to hear it. In this program, Sepulveda talks with veteran journalist Enzo Biagi about his childhood, his experiences in revolutionary Chile, and his decades of exile in Latin America and Europe. He also discusses three of his most popular works: Un Viejo Que Leia Novelas de Amor, Nombre de Torero, and Historia de Una Gaviota y El Gato Que Enseo a Vol. Archival footage from the turbulent '60s and '70s provides a powerful backdrop for the interview.
Online
2006; 2001
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Manuel Rivas [electronic resource]: Esta Es Mi Tierra

Hosted and narrated by Manuel Rivas and filmed in his native Galicia, this program showcases the work of the prize-winning Spanish journalist and author of the internationally acclaimed novel, The Carpenter's Pencil. As personable as he is talented, Rivas reads excerpts from his novel, a portrayal of the human cost of the Spanish Civil War, along with several of his poems.
Online
2005; 1999
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Ana Maria Matute [electronic resource]: Dreams Into Words

Raised within the socially restrictive mores of a transient middle-class family and troubled with a stammering problem, Ana Maria Matute took refuge in literature. At 17, she began to use her experiences to probe the themes of lost childhood, injustice, and the lives of the marginalized. She soon developed a fresh prose style that deftly blended fantasy and realism, revitalizing the mid-20th-century Spanish literary scene. This landmark program features an interview with Matute and readings from her works, as well as the insights of writer and journalist Inmaculada de la Fuente, the University of Madrid's Alicia Redondo Goycoechea, and Fernando Valls, of the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona, in an exploration of the narrative virtuosity of one of Spain's most honored and beloved writers.
Online
2005; 2004
9.

Carmen Martin Gaite [electronic resource]: In Search of Conversation

As a child of the Spanish Civil War and the repressive post-war era, Carmen Martin Gaite found kindred spirits among the Madrid literati, led by her future husband Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, during the '50s. In her long and uninterrupted literary career, Gaite chose socially critical topics such as the relationship between the sexes and the differences between provincial and city life. Using modes of expression that became increasingly more personal and experimental, her prose hovers between reality and dreams, the trivial and the exceptional, and the novel and the essay. This program features an interview with Gaite and readings from her works, including Las Ataduras, as well as the critical insights of writer and journalist Inmaculada de la Fuente, the University of Madrid's Alicia R [...]
Online
2005; 2004
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Lope Felix de Vega Carpio [electronic resource]

Combining beautiful location footage with original manuscripts, paintings, letters, readings, and scenes from selected performances, this program presents the life and works of Lope de Vega, the prolific playwright who single-handedly crafted a national drama for Spain.
Online
2005; 2004
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Antonio Machado [electronic resource]

Filmed at locations throughout Spain, this program offers a literary retrospective of one of the leading poets of the Generation of '98, Antonio Machado. Machado scholar Jose Carlos Gallardo and Manuel Nunez Encabo of the Antonio Machado Foundation provide insightful commentary on the poet's life and works, including Soledades, Nuevas Canciones, Juan de Mairena, and his masterpiece, Campos de Castilla.
Online
2005; 2004
12.

Miguel Hernandez [electronic resource]

From a poor goatherd in youth to a defeated soldier languishing in prison, the story of poet Miguel Hernandez is as romantic as it is tragic. Filmed on location, this program chronicles the life of Hernandez, a casualty of the Spanish Civil War whose poetry reflected all the beauty and sorrow of his native country. Manuscripts, photos, and documentary footage complement a thorough survey of his powerful works, including Perito en Lunas, El Rayo Que No Cesa, El Gallo Crisis, and Teatro en la Guerra.
Online
2005; 2004
13.

Lope Felix de Vega Carpio [electronic resource]

Combining beautiful location footage with original manuscripts, paintings, letters, readings, and scenes from selected performances, this program presents the life and works of Lope de Vega, the prolific playwright who single-handedly crafted a national drama for Spain.
Online
2005; 2004
14.

Antonio Machado [electronic resource]

Filmed at locations throughout Spain, this program offers a literary retrospective of one of the leading poets of the Generation of '98, Antonio Machado. Machado scholar Jose Carlos Gallardo and Manuel Nunez Encabo of the Antonio Machado Foundation provide insightful commentary on the poet's life and works, including Soledades, Nuevas Canciones, Juan de Mairena, and his masterpiece, Campos de Castilla.
Online
2006; 2004
15.

Miguel Hernandez [electronic resource]

From a poor goatherd in youth to a defeated soldier languishing in prison, the story of poet Miguel Hernandez is as romantic as it is tragic. Filmed on location, this program chronicles the life of Hernandez, a casualty of the Spanish Civil War whose poetry reflected all the beauty and sorrow of his native country. Manuscripts, photos, and documentary footage complement a thorough survey of his powerful works, including Perito en Lunas, El Rayo Que No Cesa, El Gallo Crisis, and Teatro en la Guerra.
Online
2006; 2004
16.

Antonio Munoz Molina [electronic resource]

An award-winning novelist and regular contributor to the newspaper El Pais, Antonio Munoz Molina is also the youngest member of the Spanish Royal Academy. This program presents an in-depth interview with Molina. The writer discusses a number of works from across his career, including Der Putsch, Der Nie Stattfand; Beltenebros; Los Misterios de Madrid; and Ardor Guerrero.
Online
2005; 2004
17.

Ariel Dorfman [electronic resource]

Forced to flee Chile after the military coup in 1973, Ariel Dorfman has focused his writing on the trials of tyranny and exile. This program looks at how he has fought for human rights as a novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and professor of literature and Latin American studies. Many of the works of this multi-genre author are examined, including Death and the Maiden, his successful play which was turned into an international film by Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski.
Online
2005; 2004
18.

Zoe Valdes [electronic resource]

Born in Cuba to Chinese parents, award-winning novelist Zoe Valdes has achieved worldwide recognition for portraying the struggles and dreams of women. This program highlights her upbringing, education, and influences, as well as examining several of her most important books, including La Hija del Embajador and Te Di La Vida Entera.
Online
2005; 2004
19.

Antonio Munoz Molina [electronic resource]

An award-winning novelist and regular contributor to the newspaper El Pais, Antonio Munoz Molina is also the youngest member of the Spanish Royal Academy. This program presents an in-depth interview with Molina. The writer discusses a number of works from across his career, including Der Putsch, Der Nie Stattfand; Beltenebros; Los Misterios de Madrid; and Ardor Guerrero.
Online
2006; 2004
20.

Ariel Dorfman [electronic resource]

Forced to flee Chile after the military coup in 1973, Ariel Dorfman has focused his writing on the trials of tyranny and exile. This program looks at how he has fought for human rights as a novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and professor of literature and Latin American studies. Many of the works of this multi-genre author are examined, including Death and the Maiden, his successful play which was turned into an international film by Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski.
Online
2006; 2004