Audio Recording Not knowing

Not knowing

About this Item

Title

  • Not knowing

Summary

  • Mr. Barthelme delivers a lecture in which he presents "not knowing" as a mental stance crucial to the creation of art and literature because it allows the mind to move in unanticipated directions without which there would be no invention. The writer, he says, is a man who, embarking on a task, does not know what to do.

Contributor Names

  • Barthelme, Donald.
  • Broderick, John C.
  • Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
  • Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1983.

Subject Headings

  • -  Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Notes

  • -  Introduced by John C. Broderick.
  • -  Recorded Apr. 25, 1983, in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • -  Sponsored by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 1 sound tape reel (55 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in. + program information ([2] p.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • RWA 5530

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 91740877

Online Format

  • audio

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

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Chicago citation style:

Barthelme, Donald, John C Broderick, Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund, and Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. Not Knowing. 1983. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/91740877/.

APA citation style:

Barthelme, D., Broderick, J. C., Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry And Literature Fund & Archive Of Recorded Poetry And Literature. (1983) Not Knowing. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/91740877/.

MLA citation style:

Barthelme, Donald, et al. Not Knowing. 1983. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/91740877/>.