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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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein: A Love Story

11/14/2019
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Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein: A Love Story is about time travel and body travel.

Duration:00:28:58

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware: Making Comics and Rusty Brown

11/7/2019
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Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown.

Duration:00:28:58

John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California

10/31/2019
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John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California.

Duration:00:28:59

Harold Bloom: The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

10/24/2019
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In tribute, from the archives, a conversation with Harold Bloom (1930-2019) in his apartment to talk about his book, The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. A discussion officially about the great King James translation of the Old and New Testaments. But when you talk with Harold Bloom, you talk about everything—politics, poetry, teaching, aging, reading and ultimately, respect.

Duration:00:29:12

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