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On the Grapevine Sessions, hosts Harry and Nicholas discuss books and ideas, sparked by 'grapes' – passages from the world's books, chosen from Grapevine (atgrapevine.com).

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On the Grapevine Sessions, hosts Harry and Nicholas discuss books and ideas, sparked by 'grapes' – passages from the world's books, chosen from Grapevine (atgrapevine.com).

    Take #2: Ishiguro, Shelley, Didion & the nature of identity

    Take #2: Ishiguro, Shelley, Didion & the nature of identity

    On the Grapevine Sessions, hosts Harry and Nicholas discuss books and ideas, sparked by 'grapes' – passages from the world's books, chosen from Grapevine (atgrapevine.com).

    Grapes this week:

    + Kazuo Ishiguro on the unique dignity of Englishmen (The Remains of the Day)
    + John Fowles on the English (The Magus)
    + Javier Marias on the glazed eyes of an English gaze (All Souls)
    + Harold Nicolson on the repressive rites of an English public school (Some People)
    + Kazuo Ishiguro on England's lost corner (Never Let Me Go)

    + Mary Shelley on the death of the monster (Frankenstein)
    + Margaret Cavendish on the source of youth in the blazing world (The Blazing World)
    + Joan Didion on the importance of self-respect (Slouching Towards Bethlehem)
    + Virginia Woolf on the carefree charms of Margaret Cavendish (The Common Reader)

    • 40 min
    Take #1: Ulysses, Kafka, Keats, & the meaning of death

    Take #1: Ulysses, Kafka, Keats, & the meaning of death

    On the Grapevine Sessions, hosts Harry and Nicholas discuss books and ideas, sparked by 'grapes' – passages from the world's books, chosen from Grapevine (atgrapevine.com).

    Grapes this week:

    + James Joyce on a day in Dublin (Ulysses)
    + George Orwell on reading Ulysses (Inside the Whale)
    + George Bernard Shaw on the truth of Ulysses (in Shakespeare and Company)
    + John Carey on the intimacy - and alienation - of Ulysses (The Intellectuals and the Masses)
    + Nicole Krauss on the frustrations of Kakfa (Forest Dark)
    + John Keats on an ode to a nightingale (Ode to a Nightingale)

    + Sara Baum on the death of a swan (Spill Simmer Falter Wither)
    + James Baldwin on life and death (The Fire Next Time)
    + Mike McCormack on a man experiencing his death (Solar Bones)
    + Chinua Achebe on the mind of a colonial (Things Fall Apart)

    • 36 min

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