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Posts tagged ‘The Essay’

Philip Roth

tomorrow evening (tuesday 30th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
philip roth (2nd of 5 episodes of trip sheets, in the the essay series) (more…)

Stories from the Cairo Genizah

every evening this week (monday 9th to friday 13th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
life in fragments: stories from the cairo genizah (5 episodes, in “the essay” series) (repeated from may 2013)

“The Cairo Genizah is a treasure trove of manuscripts from the Ben Ezra synagogue in Old Cairo that portrays over 800 years of community life.
Rediscovered in the 19th century, this vast communal paper-bin contained hundreds upon thousands of scraps of rag-paper and parchment.
It’s an unedited archive of prayers, letters, poems, magical spells, alchemical recipes, children’s exercise books, divorce deeds and pre-nuptial agreements that paints a lively and intimate picture of daily medieval life in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean.”


Portraits of Capa

every night this week (monday to friday, 2nd to 6th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3:
portraits of capa (5 episodes, in “the essay“) (repeated from september 2013)

“In his centenary year, five people select their favourite picture by Robert Capa, the father of photojournalism, and reflect on his life and work.
In the first essay, war correspondent Janine di Giovanni discusses the photograph of him which made Robert Capa famous, and the women who loved him throughout his career – from the actress Ingrid Bergman to fellow photojournalist Gerda Taro.”


Adam Gopnik on cheesecake

tonight (monday 12th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from november 2012)
tv dinners to roadside diners: adam gopnik
(epsiode 1 of 5, in the the essay series)

“New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik makes his mother’s cheesecake.”


Forgiveness: Julia Neuberger

wednesday evening (26th february), 10.45-11.00pm on bbc radio 3:
julia neuberger on forgiveness (episode 3 of 5, monday to friday, in the essay series: this week’s other essayists on forgiveness are monday: madeleine bunting, tuesday: mark vernon, thursday: david starkey, and friday: michael symmons roberts

“Five people on what Forgiveness is, what it isn’t, and how you do it.
Baroness Julia Neuberger: ‘It’s not a case of Jews equal stern justice, Christians gentle love. We just don’t see how vicarious forgiveness makes sense.’.” (more…)

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