||Sergio Pitol: Childhood Years (2:10) -- Sergio Pitol: Fiction Writer (2:00) -- Influence of Jules Verne on Mexican Writer (1:18) -- Mexican Writer Sergio Pitol on the New French Novel (0:52) -- Mexican Writer Sergio Pitol as He Sees Himself (0:47) -- Mexican Writer Sergio Pitol Returns to Mexico (1:55) -- Testimonial Literature and Thomas Mann's Influence (4:08) -- Influence of Childhood on Writing (1:19) -- People in the Arts as Revolutionaries (2:35) -- Mexican Writer Sergio Pitol on the Publishing Industry (1:30)
||Childhood is your native land, and language is your native land-the two elements for a writer, of course, says Mexican author Sergio Pitol. In this program, the Cervantes Prize-winning writer reflects on his love of reading, which began at a very young age, and his lifelong admiration for the works of Jules Verne and Thomas Mann. In addition, the author of El Viaje, El Arte de la Fuga, El Desfile del Amor, and La Vida Conyugal shares his thoughts on changes in Mexico over the past several decades, the New French Novel of the 1950s and '60s, and the publishing industry's incessant demand for magical realism, which, to Pitol's relief, has finally abated.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 01, 2007.|
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||In Spanish with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Nuevo Mundo Visión, 2007 9781421382258|
|Publisher number||37117 Films Media Group|