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    • Joseph Epstein interview

    • Friendship in literature; Friendship; Epstein, Joseph, 1937 - Friends and associates
    • Joseph Epstein discusses his book, “Friendship.” He begins by discussing how his book examines the question: What is a friend? He then attempts to put together a definition of the term. He explores the ides of Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne,...
    • Leah Komaiko interview, 1999

    • Female friendship
    • Leah Komaiko discusses her book, “Am I Old Yet?” She begins by talking about how she primarily writes children’s books and young adult novels, but wanted to write this book about her personal experiences with friendship. She describes how she...
    • Jack Klugman interview

    • Randall, Tony; Odd couple (Television program)
    • Jack Klugman discusses his book, “Tony & Me: A Story of Friendship.” He talks about his friendship with Tony Randall and visiting him in the hospital. Klugman reminisces about the comedy, “The Odd Couple,” and his mother. He goes on to discuss...
    • Francoise Gilot interview, 1991 August

    • Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 - Friends and associates; Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 - Friends and associates
    • Francoise Gilot discusses her book, “Matisse and Picasso: A Friendship in Art.” She describes Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso’s relationship and a group of artist friends. Gilot says Picasso admired her poetry and that Picasso and Matisse...
    • James Rudin interview, 1989 January

    • Jaffe, Hirshel - Health; Rabbis - New York (State) - Newburgh - Biography; Leukemia - Patients - Biography
    • James Rudin begins the interview discussing how the power of faith and friendship helped his friend, rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, overcome cancer and a crisis of faith. James delves into a number of different topics during the interview, ranging from a...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how although...
    • George Englund interview, 2004 November

    • Brando, Marlon; Englund, George, 1926–; Motion picture actors and actresses – United States – Biography
    • George begins the interview talking about the complex nature of Marlon Brando. For the majority of the interview, Sidney narrates a series of stories about his sometimes-difficult relationship with Brando. In particular, he discusses how Brando’s...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1981 July 08

    • Role playing - Fiction; College students - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Mystery
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “Mazes and Monsters.” She begins by explaining that her book is about four college friends who bond over playing a medieval war game. She talks about the individual characteristics of the friends, and how the game...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • John Irving interview, 1989 April

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States - Fiction; Belief and doubt - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Predestination - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; New Hampshire - Fiction
    • John Irving discusses his book, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Meany is described as a religious figure that is undersized and damaged, who accidentally kills his best friend’s mother. Owen goes on to find success in the written word and Johnny,...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1990

    • Poetry; African Americans - Poetry
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book, “I Shall Not Be Moved,” a collection of poems. She talks about the age of 55 and its introduction to one’s mortality and contemporary women. Angelou recites two poems and goes on to discuss relationships and the...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are symbolic...
    • David Wolstencroft interview

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • David Wolstencroft discusses his novel, “Good News, Bad News.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two co-workers who think the other is a spy. He talks about the differences between espionage in Britain and in the United States. He...
    • Walter Anderson interview

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Dysfunctional families - United States; Secrecy - Psychological aspects; Publishers and publishing - United States - Biography
    • Walter Anderson discusses his autobiography, “Meant To Be.” He begins by talking about coming home from the Marines because of the death of his father. During this time, his mother reveals to him that another man was actually his biological...
    • Ray Stricklyn interview, 1994 October

    • Stricklyn, Ray; Actors - United States - Biography; Gay actors - United States - Biography
    • Ray Stricklyn discusses his autobiography, “Angels & Demons.” He begins by explaining that he moved to New York City to be an actor and started out doing plays and small television parts. He describes his love life, and how he dated both men and...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents he feels...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “The Stories of Ray Bradbury." In the first half of the interview, Bradbury explores the recurring elements of his stories such as death, dinosaurs, Halloween, and the age of twelve. He shares his experiences...

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