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James Wood and Adam Gopnik on family memoirs.

July 15th, 2013

Episode 327 of 447 episodes

In the magazine this week, James Wood reviews Greg Bellow's book "Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir." Here, James Wood talks about the pleasures and perils of intimate family memoirs with Adam Gopnik, who has written about his own family life for the magazine, in a conversation led by Sasha Weiss. Also, Reed Johnson explains the obsession with a mysterious manuscript from the late Middle Ages.

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