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SR: Kafka’s Last Trial

saturday 26th january, 7.34-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

saturday review (presented by tom sutcliffe) includes …

“When Franz Kafka died in 1924, he left instructions that any remaining manuscripts should be burnt. These instructions were not followed and a legal battle ensued to decide to whom they should belong: to the country of his language – Germany, of his birth – Czechoslovakia or his cultural affinities -Israel?. Benjamin Balint‘s book Kafka’s Last Trial follows the machinations of alleged ownership.”

including contributions from …

• writer lynn shepherd

• writer and performer inua ellams

katie puckrik


René Goscinny

this evening (saturday 12th), 7.41-7.49pm, on bbc radio 4
saturday review (presented by tom sutcliffe, with sathnam sanghera, lisa appignanesi, and kit davis) includes …

“A new exhibition looking at the life of René Goscinny, the co-creator of the indomitable Gaul Asterix is opening at at London’s Jewish Museum


Son of Saul

this evening (saturday 30th), 7.19-7.27pm, on bbc radio 4
saturday review (presented by tom sutcliffe, with antonia quirke and ekow eshun) leads with …

Son of Saul is an award-laden Hungarian film dealing with the sonderkommandos at Auschwitz, Jewish inmates who were forced to prepare and mislead new arrivals.”


David Rieff on the Holocaust

this morning (monday 14th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
the easter rising, 100 years on (presented by tom sutcliffe) (in the start the week series)

(at 0:33:54) “What about the classic instance of the duty of remembering the Holocaust. Would it be better if we forgot that?
David Rieff: “Well, first of all, with respect, eventually we’re going to. And second (I’m sorry again to bring in geologic time, but it is surely at least worth taking to some extent into account), and the second thing is, it seems to me, that memory is different as long as there are people alive or at least people alive who knew people who were alive, so that yes as long as there are survivors of the camps. of which there are a few, as long as there are the children of those people of which there are many, and grandchildren, fine But in a hundred years, in two hundred years? Yes I think it might be time to let it go. And even in terms of the memory of the Holocaust, it seems to me the memory of the Holocaust as it is deployed in Israel has been nothing but negative.”

including contribution from …
david rieff, author of in praise of forgetting (more…)

Karen Armstrong on War and Religion

tomorrow morning (monday 29th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.30 in the  evening)
karen armstrong on war and religion (in the start the week series) (jewish or israeli content unknown)

Karen Armstrong argues against the notion that religion is the major cause of war. The former nun tells Tom Sutcliffe that faith is as likely to produce pacifists and peace-builders as medieval crusaders and modern-day jihadists.
But Justin Marozzi charts the violent history of Baghdad and asks what role religion had to play there.
The philosopher Christopher Coker (author of The Warrior Ethos: Military Culture and the War on Terror) explores how warfare dominates our history, and argues that war, like religion, is central to the human condition.”


The Book Thief

tomorrow evening (saturday 1st), 7.15-7.45pm on bbc radio 4:
saturday review chaired by tom sutcliffe includes discussion of the book thief (more…)

David Grossman

last friday evening (21st february), 7.32-7.45pm on bbc radio 4:
front row includes tom sutcliffe interviewing award winning writer david grossman about falling out of time. (more…)

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