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BooksPlus - Full program podcast

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Arts, Literature

Complete episode: Missed the week's best book interviews on ABC Radio National? Catch up with Kate Evans on BooksPlus, the one-stop destination for the RN bibliophile. Published every Saturday.

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Books + - 2014-04-13

April 13th, 2014

Episode 29 of 208 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.

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