Month: August 2014

Jonathan Rose – The War Poet

Season 4 Episode 32 Jonathan Rose – The War Poet “Churchill was one of the last members of the Aesthetic Movement, except he applied his aestheticism to war.” Professor Jonathan Rose joins the show to talk about his new book, The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor (Yale University Press). It’s a fascinating work about the books…

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Frank Wilson – Critical Mass

Season 4 Episode 31 Frank Wilson – Critical Mass “We were taught with the idea that these books meant something, that it was something vital to your life, that if you read these books you could understand what was going on around you better than you could if you didn’t. I don’t know if anyone’s…

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Jessa Crispin – Bookslut’s Holiday

Season 4 Episode 30 Jessa Crispin – Bookslut’s Holiday “You would be surprised at the level of craziness and hostility that exists in the literary world if you share a different opinion than somebody.” Last week’s guest was quintessential bookman Michael Dirda, and this time around we have Jessa Crispin, founder of Bookslut! Ms. Crispin…

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Michael Dirda – Bookman’s Holiday

Season 4 Episode 29 Michael Dirda – Bookman’s Holiday “I see people walking their dogs and looking down at their phones. When you’re out walking your dog, you should be thinking great thoughts, or reviewing your life’s major blunders, or having some moments alone with yourself.” It’s a bookman’s life for him! I interrupted Pulitzer…

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