episode – Consider the Book
Summary: Consider the Book is an ongoing conversation on literature.
This episode offers a quick look at An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions, an important book by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen. Published in July 2013, barely a month ago, this book triggered a widespread lashing against Sen in the Indian media. Filed under: Podcast Tagged: Amartya Sen, episode, India, Jean Drèze
We the Animals is a debut bildungsroman by Justin Torres. It tells the story of three young boys and their young parents as seen through the memories of the youngest. Does this short and beautifully constructed book work for the two readers discussing it?Filed under: Podcast Tagged: bildungsroman, episode, Justin Torres, We the Animals
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published two hundred years ago. In its bicentennial year, the book is still widely available and read and its author is venerated as one of the originators of the novel in its present form. Why is Austen still relevant? Errata: This podcast inadvertently calls Jane Austen, “a woman from […]
In Episode 2, a conversation on life in feudal Pakistan as perceived through a reading of Daniyal Mueenuddin's In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, a debut collection of short stories.
The first episode of the podcast Consider the Book features a conversation on Robert Walser's The Walk and Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room exploring isolation as a literary theme.