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Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here: https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

London Review Bookshop Podcast London Review Bookshop

    • Arts
    • 4.2 • 73 Ratings

Listen to the latest literary events recorded at the London Review Bookshop, covering fiction, poetry, politics, music and much more.
Find out about our upcoming events here: https://lrb.me/bookshopeventspod

    Olivia Laing and Katherine Angel: Everybody

    Olivia Laing and Katherine Angel: Everybody

    Everybody has a body, a source of both pleasure and pain. In her latest book Everybody (Picador) Olivia Laing uses the life and work of the radical psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich as an investigative tool to uncover the strange, subtle and sometimes perverted ways we think about the physical object we function within. Fundamentally, this exciting and challenging book is about how we might strive for freedom with, and not despite, our bodies. Olivia Laing was in conversation with Katherine Angel who has, most recently in Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again, and in several previous books, wrestled with issues of bodily integrity and bodily freedom.
     
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    • 57 min
    Isobel Wohl and Lauren Elkin: Cold New Climate

    Isobel Wohl and Lauren Elkin: Cold New Climate

    Described by Claire Louise Bennett as ‘lithe and ambitious’ and by Toby Litt as ‘a miracle in book form’, Isobel Wohl’s debut Cold New Climate (Weatherglass) is likely to be one of the most talked about novels of 2021. Encompassing the limits and expectations of love, life and family and the devastation and elation each of those can bring, and our fears for a future that is disappearing as we speed towards it, it’s a book that’s vibrantly conscious of the modern world, and slyly conscious of the tradition it’s coming from. Isobel Wohl was in conversation with Lauren Elkin, a fellow New Yorker, and author of Flaneuse.
     
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    • 58 min
    Jacqueline Rose and Jude Kelly: On Violence and On Violence Against Women

    Jacqueline Rose and Jude Kelly: On Violence and On Violence Against Women

    Throughout her career and across her many books Jacqueline Rose has been teasing out the political implications of violence, and in particular the way it concerns and interacts with the social constructions of gender. In her latest passionate, polemical work On Violence and On Violence Against Women (Faber) she confronts the issue head on, taking in trans rights, the sexual harassment of migrant women, the trial of Oscar Pistorius and the writings of Hisham Matar and Han Kang.
    Rose is in conversation with Jude Kelly, Founder and Director of The WOW Foundation.
    Buy the book here: https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/products/on-violence-and-on-violence-against-women-by-jacqueline-rose
     
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    Helen Mort and Dan Richards: No Map Could Show Them

    Helen Mort and Dan Richards: No Map Could Show Them

    Helen Mort and Dan Richards were at the shop to talk about poetry and mountaineering. Mort read from her latest collection from Chatto and Windus, No Map Could Show Them (a Poetry Book Society recommendation), which recounts in Mort’s inimitable style the exploits of pathbreaking female mountaineers. Afterwards she was in conversation with Dan Richards, whose book Climbing Days (Faber) explores the writing and climbing exploits of his great-great aunt and uncle, Dorothy Pilley and I.A. Richards.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Carrie Brownstein and Lavinia Greenlaw: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

    Carrie Brownstein and Lavinia Greenlaw: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

    Carrie Brownstein was at the shop to discuss her book, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, with Lavinia Greenlaw.
     
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    • 53 min
    Katherine Angel & Olivia Laing: Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

    Katherine Angel & Olivia Laing: Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

    In Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again (Verso)—spanning science and popular culture; pornography and literature; debates on #MeToo, consent and feminism—Katherine Angel challenges our assumptions about women’s desire. Why, she asks, should they be expected to know their desires? And how do we take sexual violence seriously, when not knowing what we want is key to both eroticism and personhood?
    Angel is in conversation with Olivia Laing, author of Funny Weather (Picador).
    Buy the books here: https://londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/katherine-angel-and-olivia-laing
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Brilliant content, sound quality not always great

This podcast is often brilliantly rich, and always worth listening to, often repeatedly, and it is for this reason that the not great sound quality is sometimes frustrating - background noise etc. If the sound quality, both in recording and mixing, were to be given just a little more attention this would be a completely excellent podcast.

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Modern Nature

Good podcast ruined by a member of the audience continually ‘um-img’ In agreement with comments being made about Jarman. The final comment by Keith Collins is not relevant to Jarman and the audience’s embarrassment can be sensed. Maybe a good sound engineer monitoring the recording would have felt with the um’s and editor should be employed to tidy the finished article. A superb collection on anecdotes and interesting information ruined by poor production.

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