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  • The Lost Generation: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s | Michael Shelden

    The Lost Generation: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Shelden
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    The Lost Generation from Professor Michael Shelden evokes one of the most creative periods in American literature. Paris of the 1920s served as a base for such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein. In these lectures, Professor Shelden details and provides fresh insight into the unending allure of the Lost Generation - and of the literary output that exerts a continuing influence nearly a century later.

  • The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell | Michael Shelden

    The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Michael Shelden
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    Big Brother Is Watching You: The words are inextricably associated with the classic dystopian novel 1984 and with its revered author, George Orwell. The Modern Scholar series continues its exploration of great authors with this course from esteemed professor Michael Shelden. In these lectures, Orwell, who also penned the epitome of the political satire, Animal Farm, is discussed in full, from his childhood in Henley-on-Thames to his final days.

    wayne says: "Great story, Great Lecturer, can overook delivery"
  • The Modern Scholar: The Life and Times of Mark Twain | Michael Shelden

    The Modern Scholar: The Life and Times of Mark Twain

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    • By Michael Shelden
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    Professor of English at Indiana State University and the author of the literary biography Mark Twain: Man in White, Michael Shelden is the perfect candidate to lead this series of lectures on one of the most important—and most influential—of all American authors. From Twain’s early history through his landmark achievements and the defining moments of his extraordinary life, Shelden imparts a learned understanding of both the man and his astounding body of work.

    Tad Davis says: "Excellent overview"
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