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Historic Audio from the Archives of Charles Ruas



RADIO SERIES
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.
 

SHOWS

Allen Ginsberg at The New School, Part 3
John Cage & Morton Feldman: Impersonality
Charles Ives: Who Makes War?
Robert Wilson and Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach, Performed
Susan Howe, Spontaneous Particulars
Joseph Chaikin: Beckett, briefly
Joseph Chaikin: Poetry Readings, Part 2
Joseph Chaikin: Poetry Readings, Part 1
Andy Warhol & Bob Colacello: The Lost Fashion Interview
Louise Bogan, What the Woman Lived
Allen Ginsberg on Buddhism and The Beats
Armand Schwerner: The Tablets, Part II
Armand Schwerner, The Tablets, Part I
Brian Moore, The Great Victorian Collection
Richard Adams, Shardik
Alex Haley, Roots (1976)
Anaïs Nin, Without Reservations
Ishmael Reed: Flight to Canada
Yvonne Rainer: Kristina Talking Pictures
William Burroughs & Brion Gysin: Cut-Ups
Dr. Han Suyin: The Morning Deluge
David Shapiro and Harry Mathews: The Ironic List
The Female Angst, Part 2: Joan Didion & Dory Previn
The Female Angst, Part 1: Anaïs Nin
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Warrior Woman
Ginsberg + Burroughs, Return to Columbia
Beckett Mabou Mines, Double Bill (1974)
Carlos Fuentes, Bilingual in Thought
Craig Nova, The Geek
Leonard Michaels, I Would Have Saved Them If I Could
Patti Smith: Live at the Free Music Store 1975
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Triadic Line
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: The Figure Five
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: For America
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Nominal Tasks
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Subjective Babbling
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Regarding Measurement
Allen Ginsberg, The Naropa Sessions: Fresh Water
Elaine Steinbeck: A Man of the Soil
H.M. Koutoukas, The Butterfly Session
Pablo Neruda in New York (1966)
Anaïs Nin: The Item of Three
Jorge Luis Borges in New York
The Life and Work of Sylvia Plath
Nigel Nicolson, Letters of Virginia Woolf
Tennessee Williams, Memoirs
Anaïs Nin with Judy Chicago: Vulnerabilities
The Poetry Free Music Store (1975)
Jerzy Kosiński, on The Painted Bird
Buckminster Fuller on Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking
Buckminster Fuller, And It Came to Pass, Not to Stay
Donald Barthelme, The Collective Shrug
Donald Barthelme, Slightly Irregular Pseudonyms
Donald Barthelme, Jumping Around the Lion
Donald Barthelme, Playing with Petrol
Jean Claude van Itallie, A Fable
The Life, Death, and Works of Pablo Neruda
Wyatt Cooper on Families: A Memoir and a Celebration
Miss Macintosh, My Darling: The Reading Experiment
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 65: About Mr. Bonebreaker the Bible Salesman, Owen Dodson
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 64: The Bald Childhood of Miss MacIntosh, Part 2, Osceola Archer
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 64: The Bald Childhood of Miss MacIntosh, Part 1, Osceola Archer
Miss Macintosh, My Darling: John Ford Noonan, Chapter 61: Mr. Spitzer Meets the Old Frog Musician
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 29: The Butterflies, Part 2, Michael Wager
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
Nova Convention: William S. Burroughs
Nova Convention, The Spoken Word
Nova Convention, The Music
Nova Convention 1978: The Third Mind
Meredith Monk, Quarry
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 25, Leo Lerman
Miss McIntosh, My Darling: The Rape Scene, Chapter 18, H.M. Koutoukas
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapters 16 & 17, Tessa Saipan Kaner
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
Miss Macintosh, My Darling: Chapter 3, Alice Playten
Rob Wynne & Barry Schwabsky on Marguerite Young (2012)
Miss Macintosh, My Darling: Chapter 2, The Opium Lady, Marian Seldes
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling: Chapter 1
Marguerite Young Interview (1976)
Anaïs Nin and Marguerite Young (c. 1975)
The Making of Grey Gardens (1976)
The Good Woman of Setzuan
Leon Edel, The Art of Biography
Leon Edel, On Writing and Writers
Ed Friedman, Chinoiserie
Emily Sunstein on Mary Wollstonecraft
Helen and Pat Adam, San Francisco's Burning
Ed Bowes, Sexless/Half A Family (1975)
Janet Hobhouse, The Making of Gertrude Stein
John Giorno, Dial-A-Poem #6 (1975)
Louis and Allen Ginsberg, Father and Son, Part 2
Allen and Louis Ginsberg, Father and Son, Part 1
James Laughlin (1975)
William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, In Search of Yage (1975)
Ed Sanders: Tales of Beatnik Glory (1975)
John Gardner (1975)
Richard Foreman (1975)
Tennessee Williams: Outcry (1975)
E.L. Doctorow: Ragtime (1975)
William S. Burroughs: The Making of Naked Lunch (1975)