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Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

Description:

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

Twitter:

@kcrw

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English

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1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

10/17/2019
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Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.

Duration:00:28:58

Salman Rushdie: Quichotte (Part Two)

10/10/2019
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Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is explored as a modern take on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, with the opera Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet a strong influence.

Duration:00:28:59

Salman Rushdie: Quichotte (Part One)

10/3/2019
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Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte depicts the pleasures of fiction.

Duration:00:28:57

Emma Donoghue: Akin

9/26/2019
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The structure of Emma Donoghue’s Akin leads the reader through one surprise after another.

Duration:00:28:58

Cathleen Schine: The Grammarians

9/19/2019
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Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.

Duration:00:29:15

Mary Ruefle: Dunce

9/12/2019
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Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.

Duration:00:29:55

Katya Apekina: The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish

9/5/2019
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Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.

Duration:00:29:44

Sarah Rose Etter: The Book of X

8/29/2019
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Sarah Rose Etter’s The Book of X belongs to a literary conversation about the grotesque and surreal.

Duration:00:29:40

Peter Orner: Maggie Brown & Others

8/22/2019
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Characters with DNA, blood and soul populate forty three stories and a novella by Peter Orner: Maggie Brown & Others.

Duration:00:28:58

Toni Morrison: Beloved

8/15/2019
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From the archives, a highly resonate conversation with Toni Morrison about transfiguring love, as portrayed in her novel Beloved.

Duration:00:28:58

Toni Morrison Tribute

8/8/2019
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Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison passed away this week at 88 years of age. Bookworm is rebroadcasting a 2009 conversation with her about her novel, A Mercy.*

Duration:00:29:00

Howard Rodman: The Great Eastern

8/1/2019
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Literary legends Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo are pitted against each other by real life engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Howard Rodman’s The Great Eastern.

Duration:00:29:39

Ariana Reines: A Sand Book

7/19/2019
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The poetry in Ariana Reines's A Sand Book is centered around the theme of hiding: running away and trying to escape.

Duration:00:29:39

Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

7/18/2019
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Ocean Vuong speaks of leaving his thumbprint within his new novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

Duration:00:29:25

David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, Ruth Greenstein: Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith

7/11/2019
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Editor/poet David Trinidad, poet Amy Gerstler, and publisher Ruth Greenstein reflect on the dynamic mind behind Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith.

Duration:00:28:58

David Trinidad: Swinging on a Star

6/27/2019
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David Trinidad’s Swinging on a Star is a two-part collection of poems that put the human in pop culture.

Duration:00:29:12

Laila Lalami: The Other Americans

6/20/2019
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Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

Duration:00:28:28

Seth: Clyde Fans

6/13/2019
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A stunning graphic novel by one of the medium’s greatest creators, Seth’s Clyde Fans is about people living in a memory fog, and the strange reverie that life takes on when one grows older.

Duration:00:28:28

Ann Beattie: A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

6/6/2019
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Ben’s life falls down around him, and he’s the protagonist, in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, by master writer Ann Beattie.

Duration:00:28:57

Dave Eggers: The Parade

5/30/2019
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The Parade, by Dave Eggers, is a book of creeping dread, where every worst thing is possible, and rational reason leads one to expect that the worst is not over.

Duration:00:28:27