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Charles Ruas

Host Charles Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. He is also a frequent contributor to ARTNews and Art in America. His radio series' Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and Conversations With Writers are treasures of our on-demand audio archive.

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Historic Audio from the Archives of Charles Ruas

A unparalleled collection of recovered and restored programs from the seventies produced by Charles Ruas for WBAI-FM, New York's Pacifica station. It features reading, lectures, and performances by such cultural and literary icons as Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anaïs Nin, William Boroughs, Buckminster Fuller, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges, among numerous others. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. He is also a contributor to ARTNews and Art in America. This series is produced in partnership with Charles Ruas, The Pacifica Radio Archives, The Yale Beinecke Library, The Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Collection, and numerous restorers, archivists and collectors.

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Allen Ginsberg at The New School, Part 2

Allen Ginsberg reflects on sex, drugs, Communism, the Vietnam War, and his love of New York City. Audio recorded in 1968 at The New School.


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Yvonne Rainer: Kristina Talking Pictures, host

Wyatt Cooper on Families: A Memoir and a Celebration , host

William S. Burroughs: The Making of Naked Lunch (1975), host

William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, In Search of Yage (1975), host

William Burroughs & Brion Gysin: Cut-Ups, host

Wang Ping, host

Walter Abish, host

Vestal McIntyre, host

V.R. Lang, A Memorial, Part 3: I Too Have Lived in Arcadia, host

V.R. Lang, A Memorial, Part 2, host

V.R. Lang, A Memorial, Part 1, host

Tom Shachtman, About Eric Hoffer, host

The Poetry Free Music Store (1975), host

The Naropa Institute: Art of Poetry, Part II, host

The Naropa Institute: Art of Poetry, Part I, host

The Making of Grey Gardens (1976), host

The Life, Death, and Works of Pablo Neruda , host

The Life and Work of Sylvia Plath , host

The Good Woman of Setzuan, host

The Female Angst, Part 2: Joan Didion & Dory Previn, host

The Female Angst, Part 1: Anaïs Nin, host

Tennessee Williams: Outcry (1975), host

Tennessee Williams, Memoirs, host

Susan Willis, host

Susan Howe, Spontaneous Particulars, host

Susan Howe & The Women's Distribution Group (1977), host

Ruas Historic Archives Project, host

Ron Padgett, host

Robin Robertson, host

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach, Performed, host

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach (1976), host

Rob Wynne & Barry Schwabsky on Marguerite Young (2012), host

Richard Foreman: Pandering to the Masses, Part 2, host

Richard Foreman: Pandering to the Masses, part 1, host

Richard Foreman (1975), host

Richard Adams, Shardik, host

Radio Lorca Marathon, June 4-5, curator

Patrick McGrath, host

Pascale Casanova, host

Pablo Neruda in New York (1966), host

Nova Convention: William S. Burroughs, host

Nova Convention, The Spoken Word, host

Nova Convention, The Music, host

Nova Convention 1978: The Third Mind, host

Nigel Nicolson, Letters of Virginia Woolf, host

Miss McIntosh, My Darling: The Rape Scene, Chapter 18, H.M. Koutoukas, host

Miss Macintosh, My Darling: The Reading Experiment, host

Miss Macintosh, My Darling: John Ford Noonan, Chapter 61: Mr. Spitzer Meets the Old Frog Musician, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapters 16 & 17, Tessa Saipan Kaner, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 82, part 2: The Stone Deaf Man, Betty Lou Holland, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 82, part 1: About the Storm that Destroys the Opium Paradise, thus Striking the Opium Lady with Sudden Old Age, Daisy Alden , host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 81, part 2: Esther Longtree and the Little Toy Salesman, Earle Hyman, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 81, part 1: The Little Toy Salesman Shepwrecked, Earle Hyman, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 80: About Esther Longtree, the Infanticide, Ruth Ford, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 79: The Woman Who Was My Father, Marian Seldes, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 65: About Mr. Bonebreaker the Bible Salesman, Owen Dodson, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 64: The Bald Childhood of Miss MacIntosh, Part 2, Osceola Archer , host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 64: The Bald Childhood of Miss MacIntosh, Part 1, Osceola Archer , host

Miss Macintosh, My Darling: Chapter 6, part 1, About the Young Bride Wishing She was the Other Girl Who Had the Whole Football Team, Dolores Brandon, host

Miss Macintosh, My Darling: Chapter 3, Alice Playten, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 29: The Butterflies, Which Poses the Question: Is the Transformation of the Chrysalis into a Butterfly Nature's Metaphor for the Survival of the Soul After Death?, Part 1, Michael Wager , host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 29: The Butterflies, Part 2, Michael Wager , host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 25, Leo Lerman, host

Miss Macintosh, My Darling: Chapter 2, The Opium Lady, Marian Seldes, host

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 1, host

Miss MacIntosh My Darling: Chapter 77, Esther Longtree and the Shadow Child, Madeleine Thornton Sherwood, host

Miss MacIntosh My Darling: Chapter 73, About Esther Longtree, Tessa Saipan Kaner , host

Miss MacIntosh My Darling: Chapter 70, About Mrs. Hogden, the Arithmetic Teacher, Anne Fremantle , host

Miss MacIntosh My Darling: Chapter 68, The Christian Hangman’s Confession, Michael Higgins, host

Miss MacIntosh My Darling: Chapter 66: The Arctic Explorer, Wyatt Cooper, host

Meredith Monk, Quarry, host

Maxine Hong Kingston, The Warrior Woman , host

Mary Dearborn and Karole P.B. Vail, host

Marguerite Young: Miss Macintosh, My Darling, host

Marguerite Young Interview (1976), host

Louise Bogan, What the Woman Lived, host

Louis and Allen Ginsberg, Father and Son, Part 2, host

Lily Tuck, host

Leonard Michaels, I Would Have Saved Them If I Could, host

Leon Edel, The Art of Biography, host

Leon Edel, On Writing and Writers, host

Lawrence Osborne, host

Klaus Kertess, host

Karole Vail on Moholy-Nagy, host

Juris Jurjevics, Red Flags, host

Juris Jurjevics, host

Joseph Chaikin: Poetry Readings, Part 2, host

Joseph Chaikin: Poetry Readings, Part 1, host

Joseph Chaikin: Beckett, briefly, host

Joseph Chaikin, Outtakes, host

Jorge Luis Borges in New York, host

John Giorno, Dial-A-Poem #6 (1975), host

John Gardner (1975), host

John Cage + Morton Feldman: The Global Village , host

John Cage & Morton Feldman: Impersonality, host

Jessica Hagedorn, host

Jerzy Kosiński, on The Painted Bird, host

Jean Nathan on Dare Wright, host

Jean Claude van Itallie, A Fable, host

Janet Hobhouse, The Making of Gertrude Stein, host

James Laughlin (1975), host

Ishmael Reed: Flight to Canada, host

Interpreting Lorca, producer

Helen and Pat Adam, San Francisco's Burning, host

H.M. Koutoukas, The Butterfly Session, host

Ginsberg + Burroughs, Return to Columbia, host

George Michelsen Foy, Finding North, host

Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York, host

Fanny Howe, host

Emily Sunstein on Mary Wollstonecraft, host

Eleni Sikelianos, host

Elaine Steinbeck: A Man of the Soil, host

Eileen Myles, host

Edwidge Danticat, host

Ed Sanders: Tales of Beatnik Glory (1975), host

Ed Friedman, Chinoiserie, host

Ed Bowes, Sexless/Half A Family (1975), host

E.L. Doctorow: Ragtime (1975), host

Dr. Han Suyin: The Morning Deluge, host

Doron Weber, Immortal Bird, host

Donald Barthelme, The Collective Shrug, host

Donald Barthelme, Slightly Irregular Pseudonyms , host

Donald Barthelme, Playing with Petrol , host

Donald Barthelme, Jumping Around the Lion, host

David Shipler, host

David Shapiro and Harry Mathews: The Ironic List, host

David Evanier on Tony Bennett, host

Dave King, host

Craig Nova, The Geek, host

Conversations with Writers, host

Cineprobe: Jack Nicholson (1969), host

Christopher Mason, host

Charles Ives: Who Makes War?, host

Charles Ives: The Minority Logic, host

Charles Ives: The Hope for Expression, host

Celebrating Federico García Lorca, producer

Carson McCullers: The Lonely Hunter, host

Carlos Fuentes, Bilingual in Thought, host

Cage + Patchen: The City Wears a Slouch Hat , host

Bunny: Susan Howe on V.R. Lang, host

Buckminster Fuller, And It Came to Pass, Not to Stay, host

Buckminster Fuller on Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, host

Brian Moore, The Great Victorian Collection, host

Beckett Mabou Mines, Double Bill (1974), host

Barbara Goldsmith, host

Armand Schwerner: The Tablets, Part II, host

Armand Schwerner, The Tablets, Part I, host

Anne Waldman, Laura Flanders and Carol Brightman, host

Anne Waldman, host

Andy Warhol & Bob Colacello: The Lost Fashion Interview, host

Anaïs Nin: The Item of Three , host

Anaïs Nin, Without Reservations, host

Anaïs Nin with Judy Chicago: Vulnerabilities , host

Anaïs Nin and Marguerite Young (c. 1975), host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Triadic Line, host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: The Figure Five, host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Subjective Babbling , host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Regarding Measurement, host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Nominal Tasks, host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Fresh Water , host

Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: For America , host

Allen Ginsberg on Buddhism and The Beats, host

Allen Ginsberg at The New School, part 1, host

Allen and Louis Ginsberg, Father and Son, Part 1, host

Alex Haley, Roots (1976), host

A.S. Byatt, host