Philip K. Dick — Nobody blurred the line between life and literature more than legendary science-fiction author, Philip K. Dick. Thirty years after his death, we examine the life and work of the man who’s been described as "one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the twentieth century."
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Growing Up Bronte — The Brontë sisters are considered some of the best writers of the 19th century but their past may surprise you. Join Sarah and Deblina as they discuss the sisters’ childhood tragedies, unconventional educations and their imaginary worlds.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie — In December of 1926, Agatha Christie left her home and vanished: Police found her car crashed and abandoned. An 11-day manhunt commenced and speculation ran rampant — but when she was finally found – alive – there were more questions than answers.
We can go through life with such a terrible poverty of self-awareness. A poverty so deep we do not possess our own lives. Youth is a blur. Middle age can be a grind and old age, a brutal humbling.
But turn to literature – great literature – and awareness is there, says my guest today.
From Huck Finn on the river to King Lear at his end. Toni Morrison’s Sula. Virgina Woolf’s day-dreaming mother. The stories and insights to place us, ground us, in our own lives. Literature can get at the heart of what we’re doing and the experience we share can be illuminated.