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What makes a city a great literary city? Having a tradition of famous authors? A culture of bookstores and cafes and publishing houses and universities? Inspiring great books? Host Jacke Wilson is joined by Mike Palindrome, President of the Literature Supporters Club, for a discussion of the cities where literature finds itself most at home – including their choices for the world’s ten greatest literary cities.
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“The Secret of Tiki Island” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dear Readers and Listeners,
It’s a heavy-hearted weekend for the world. All of our very best wishes for peace, love, and safety to our friends in Paris. Let’s hope we somehow learn to end the madness of hatred and violence.
This week on the History of Literature Podcast, we’ll take a deeper look at the passage in which Odysseus leaves the goddess Calypso. On Thursday, we’ll be back with another Restless Mind Show. In this episode, we update the world on our interaction with Bryan Cranston’s agent, whose feedback has inspired an exciting new Jacke Wilson project.
Don’t miss last week’s episodes:
Literature has been many things to many people over the years. A comfort, an escape… and a way to remind ourselves in humanity’s brightest sides as well as its darkest. I hope you and your loved ones find a way to connect this weekend, and that the world finds a way to see ourselves out of this dark tunnel we currently find ourselves in.
Stein was stern. Photo after photo, the same expression. Dour. Fierce. Almost combative.
But that’s not good enough for us, is it? We like laughing writers!
And… here we go!
Yes! Of course! The little dog on her lap (or maybe it’s the one up by her head)? One of them is making her laugh!
And here’s a bonus photo. Not quite a laugh, but…
That happy face is certainly thanks to the baby. WHO IS JACK HEMINGWAY. Ernie’s boy.
What a great day. Love Gertrude. Love her even more when she’s laughing. Happy Monday, people!