April 13th, 2014
Episode 29 of 201 episodes
Today on Books+ we have a nineteenth-century story of a woman frustrated by her life and its restrictions - that's Flaubert's Madame Bovary; as well as a twenty-first-century story of a woman frustrated by her creative life and its restrictions - Siri Hustvedt's new novel The Blazing World. And then we have a change of pace and tone: poet, performer and writer for children, Steven Herrick. He often writes about loss and grief and the sheer awkwardness of being a kid. But he also knows how to make his audience laugh.