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A weekly podcast on books and culture brought to you by the writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement.

    Radical Turns

    Radical Turns

    This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Michael Caines are joined by Jenni Quilter, the author of ‘New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in daylight’, to discuss the colourful and ceaselessly experimental work of the American artist Helen Frankenthaler; and Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College, Oxford, reviews a radical (and watery) new production of ‘Macbeth’ that redeems the fallen world of this overfamiliar tragedy.


    ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, Almeida Theatre, London; also streaming
    ‘Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York’ by Alexander Nemerov
    ‘Helen Frankenthaler: Radical beauty’, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London; until April 18, 2022


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    • 55 min
    The Autumn Livres

    The Autumn Livres

    This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Russell Williams, to talk through the uniquely French phenomenon of the rentrée littéraire - the politics, the scandals, the big beasts and the new voices; and Michele Pridmore-Brown considers a recent book that offers a cultural history of breast milk and the rise of the bottle.


    ‘White Blood: A history of human milk’ by Lawrence Trevelyan Weaver  


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    • 55 min
    E.M. Forster's Happy Solution

    E.M. Forster's Happy Solution

    This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Peter Parker, the biographer of J. R. Ackerley and Christopher Isherwood among others, to reconsider the gestation and legacy of E. M. Forster’s final novel, ‘Maurice’, a love story between men across the class divide, published fifty years ago; ‘Keep up, watch out: Or why the people next door have always mattered’ – the historian Arnold Hunt reviews two studies of neighbourly love, and hate, in early modern Britain.


    ‘Faith, Hope and Charity: English neighbourhoods, 1500–1640’ by Andy Wood
    ‘Caritas: Neighbourly love and the early modern self’ by Katie Barclay
     
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    • 48 min
    When the Flawed Succeed

    When the Flawed Succeed

    In this bonus TLS long read, the former politician Rory Stewart discusses to power of modern politics, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and the corrosion of morals.


    www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/long-players-tom-gatti-book-review-paul-genders


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    • 26 min
    Survival of the Wittiest

    Survival of the Wittiest

    This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by the scholars Janet Todd and Derek Hughes to revisit the life and work of Restoration England’s first woman of letters, the playwright Aphra Behn, who “seems formed for our noisy, sex-obsessed times”; the translator, poet and critic Sasha Dugdale considers Russian protest poetry and the rise of Galina Rymbu; plus, literary festivals rebooted.


    ‘The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn: Volume IV: Plays, 1682–1696’, edited by Rachel Adcock, et al
    ‘F Letter: New Russian feminist poetry’, edited by Galina Rymbu, Eugene Ostashevsky and Ainsley Morse; translated by Eugene Ostashevsky, Ainsley Morse, Alex Karsavin, Helena Kernan, Kit Eginton, Valzhyna Mort and Kevin M. F. Platt
    ‘Life In Space’ by Galina Rymbu; translated by Joan Brooks
    Valzhyna Mort’s translation of the poem ’Summer’, read by Sasha Dugdale, also appears at - www.granta.com/summer-gates-of-the-body
    ‘The Scar We Know’, a bi-lingual edition of Lida Yusupova's poetry with introductions by Oksana Vasyakina and Ainsley Morse, has just been published by Cicada Books


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    • 49 min
    Sad and Twisted Stories

    Sad and Twisted Stories

    This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Skye C. Cleary to discuss Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘lost’ novel, ‘The Inseparables’, published almost seventy years after it was written; Anna Picard reviews a very dark production of ‘Rigoletto’ at the Royal Opera House; plus, buying and selling (and maybe stealing) Emily Dickinson’s hair (maybe).


    'The Inseparables' by Simone de Beauvoir
    'Rigoletto' by Giuseppe Verdi, at the Royal Opera House, until September 29, then February–March, 2022 


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    • 49 min

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