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Bookworm, a premier literary talk show providing intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations. Hosted by Michael Silverblatt at
93 Episodes
Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein: A Love Story is about time travel and body travel.
Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown. 
John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California.
In tribute, from the archives, a conversation with Harold Bloom (1930-2019) in his apartment to talk about his book, The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. A discussion officially about the great King James translation of the Old and New Testaments. But when you talk with Harold Bloom, you talk about everything—politics, poetry, teaching, aging, reading and ultimately, respect.
Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.
Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is explored as a modern take on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, with the opera Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet a strong influence.
Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte depicts the pleasures of fiction.
Emma Donoghue: Akin

Emma Donoghue: Akin


The structure of Emma Donoghue’s Akin leads the reader through one surprise after another.
Language-loving twin sisters discover themselves united by passion but separated by needs in The Grammarians, the eleventh book by Cathleen Schine.
Mary Ruefle: Dunce

Mary Ruefle: Dunce


Dunce, by Mary Ruefle, finds meaning everywhere.
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