Tagged with “for:wordridden” (7)

  1. Michael Hulse: In Translation

    Michael Hulse is an English translator, critic and poet and he’s in conversation with Peter Goldsworthy at Adelaide Writers’ Week.

    Hulse has compiled a splendid anthology - The 20th century in Poetry - that comprises not just the greats like T S Eliot but some terrific obscure poets - who’ve written wonderful works. He’s pushed way beyond London and New York in putting together this anthology. If you love poetry - buy the book!

    The second half of the conversation focuses on Hulse’s work as a translator - from German to English - he’s probably best known as one of the translators of German writer, W G Sebald. He describes the difficulties in translating accurately the nuances in any work but he’s not above a bit of gossip about some of the writers he translates.


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  2. The Power of Babel : NPR

    Robert Siegel talks with John McWhorter, associate professor of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, who has written a new book The Power of Babel. McWhorter discusses how languages have evolved and why some languages are complex and others simple. (7:45) The book is to be published this month by Henry Holt.


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  3. The Omnivore’s Next Dilemma

    Michael Pollan at TED 2007:

    "What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant’s-eye view."


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  4. The future of food: can we eat our way out of total confusion?

    Has food been replaced by nutrients; and common sense by confusion? Once upon a time we ate food. Now we eat nutrients, embedded in food-like substances, like yoghurt fortified with omega-3 or bread rolls infused with anti-oxidants. Are foods like carrots, broccoli and chicken better for you before or after they take a trip to the food processing plant? Do we need more nutrients in our diet or is it all getting out of hand? And are scientists to blame for all this confusion? ABC´s Paul Willis hosts this lively public forum with: Michael Pollan, a food writer and professor of journalism at the University of California Berkeley and author of In Defence of Food; Professor Mark Adams, dean of agriculture, University of Sydney, an expert in sustainable agriculture; Dr Ingrid Appelqvist, team leader for the CSIRO´s designed food research program.


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  5. Remembering Julia Child from WGBH Forum Network

    Julia Child’s long-time editor, Judith Jones, discusses French cooking, the joys of eating, and the indefatigable Julia Child with Sheryl Julian, food editor of The Boston Globe. Her new memoir is The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food.

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  6. The Order Of Death

    By Public Image Limited. From the soundtrack of the cult British indie sci-fi film Hardware.

    The whole soundtrack is online here: http://www.everythingisundercontrol.org/soundtrack.html

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  7. The 4am: 11: Too Long Til Morning

    The 4am is a selection composed entirely of music sent to Warren Ellis by the artists.

    1. Badman — “Modern Species” (4:19)
    2. Kemper Norton — “The Unhappitants” (4:23)
    3. Levi Weaver — “Of Bridges Burned” (3:32)
    4. Satan’s Monk — Pro-Life (Demo - Alt) (1:22)


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