Month: May 2014

George Prochnik – Bildung Stories

Season 4 Episode 20 George Prochnik – Bildung Stories “Zweig was immersed in the problem of the disjunction between our grand desires for the kind of life we dream we should be living and the actual circumscribed canvas on which we must operate.” At his peak, Viennese author Stefan Zweig was one of the most…

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Mimi Pond – The Customer is Always Wrong

Season 4, Episode 19 Mimi Pond: The Customer is Always Wrong “With some of the people in the story, I thought, ‘What if they get mad? What if their feelings are hurt? What if they say, “That’s not the way it was!”,’ and then I thought, ‘Y’know what? Let THEM try to spend 35 years…

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Linn Ullmann part 2: Persona

Season 4 Episode 18 Linn Ullmann pt. 2: Persona “Every time you start with a blank page, and nothing is a given. Knowing more just makes you less confident. A certain lack of confidence is good in writing, because you want to go places where you’re not on safe ground.” Listen in to part 2…

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Linn Ullmann part 1: Lady With a Dog

Season 4 Episode 17 Linn Ullmann pt. 1: Lady with a Dog “You can hide writer’s block, but you cannot hide that you have no control over your dog.” I thought Linn Ullmann and I were going to sit down and record a little conversation about her new novel, The Cold SongĀ (Other Press), but we…

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