Teaser: British Library Women Writers with Simon Thomas

Episode 19 January 02, 2024 00:02:06
Teaser: British Library Women Writers with Simon Thomas
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Teaser: British Library Women Writers with Simon Thomas

Jan 02 2024 | 00:02:06

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Show Notes

Book blogger, podcaster, and Ivy Compton-Burnett admirer Simon Thomas returns to discuss his work with the British Library Women Writers series and his favorite book in it: O, the Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith. We talk about the ethics of censorship in republishing and what makes this coming-of-age story so strangely uplifting despite its tragic elements. Toward the end, we debrief last summer's NYRB Classics bracket championship.

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