Month: March 2015

Podcast 112 – Clive James – Remainder

Virtual Memories Show: Clive James – Remainder “I should have led a more balanced life, but that’s easy to say at the end of things. When you’re caught up in what you’re doing, it’s very hard to be reasonable. And art isn’t really made out being reasonable.” Clive James¬†was diagnosed with¬†leukemia and emphysema several years…

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Podcast 111 – Prue Shaw – Time, Memory, Friendship, Poetry, Art

Virtual Memories Show: Prue Shaw – Time, Memory, Friendship, Poetry, Art “It’s a cliche to say that the whole of medieval civilization is there in one book, but that’s true, and you get to understand that more and more as you read it.” Scholar Prue Shaw joins the show to discuss Reading Dante: From Here…

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Podcast 110 – Witold Rybczynski – Thru’ These Architects’ Eyes

Virtual Memories Show: Witold Rybczynski – Thru’ These Architect’s Eyes “An architect doesn’t build something just because he wants to build it. But as a writer, you can say, ‘I have an idea for a book.’” Witold Rybczynski joins the show to talk about architecture! The renowned writer, scholar, and former architect discusses his newest…

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Podcast 109 – Walter Kirn – The Confidence Man

Virtual Memories Show: Walter Kirn – The Confidence Man “He could not imagine what went on in other people’s hearts and minds any more than you and I could imagine what it’s like to live on Jupiter.” Author and journalist Walter Kirn joins the show to discuss his latest book, Blood Will Out: The True…

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Podcast 108 – Anthea Bell – From Asterix to Zweig

Virtual Memories Show: Anthea Bell – From Asterix to Zweig “There were a lot of books in the school library, and they weren’t in English, and I was mad keen to get at them.” Renowned literary translator Anthea Bell joins the show to talk about getting her start in foreign languages, the schisms in the…

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