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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: New Series on American Writers  Reply with quote

This week sees the start of a new 8-part series on US authors of the post-war era, presented by Mark Lawson. Looks promising. Quite well-timed, as they seem to be dropping like flies lately!

Details of the first prog here:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qj2nv



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for flagging this up - it looks fascinating, and I'd have missed it otherwise.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, thanks Mike - I would have missed it too.  I like Mark Lawson a lot, glad he is doing this.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - eight episodes too!  Hope it's as good as it looks.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, pity about the time it's on though - but thankfully we have Listen Again!



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike - that looks exactly like my cup of tea.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to the article ML wrote as a titbit to get us listening.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2...erican-literature-great-novelists


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I have been forgetting all about this!!  Has anyone been listening - is it good?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened to the first one and have the more recent ones recorded and waiting to be listened to. Early signs were promising, from what I recall.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just listened to the most recent one (ep.4, about the American landscape) - flippin' brilliant!  Hopefully won't forget the rest.  Really interesting comments from Updike, Ford, Irving, DeLillo, Keillor, Smiley, Robinson and others - wonderful stuff.



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