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John Gardner (1975)

October Light involves a crotchety old man who lives in Vermont with his sister and does what so many of us, from time to time, feel tempted to do: shoot his TV with a big gun. It won John Gardner the 1976 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. His other books include Grendel, a retelling of Beowolf, and On Becoming a Novelist. His complete works and papers are located in the rare books division in the library of the University of Rochester, New York (45 minutes).


Historic Audio from the Archives of Charles Ruas


An unparalleled collection of recovered and restored programs from the seventies produced by Charles Ruas, and featuring Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anaïs Nin, William Boroughs, Buckminster Fuller, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges, among numerous others.