Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Making Of Americans by Gertrude Stein, published in 2006 by Dalkey Archive Press.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Making Of Americans by Gertrude Stein, published in 2006 by Dalkey Archive Press.

Recorded in Hove during the amazing heatwave of earlier this year (2013), Charles Adrian sits down for this 35th Second-Hand Book Factory with Swiss theatre-maker and performer Marcel Schwald. They talk about the importance of celebrating imperfection and of reading Gertrude Stein aloud, exhausting Charles Adrian’s knowledge of Civil War battles on the way.

The show Let’s Pretend To Be Human, mentioned in this episode, was directed by Marcel and featured Charles Adrian as a performer, along with Ariane Andereggen and Susanne Abelein. The music was written and produced by Matthias Meppelink. You can find out more about it here.

This episode was recorded in Hove for London Fields Radio, which you can find out more about here.

You can listen to this episode on Mixcloud here.

Episode released: 26th August, 2013.

Book listing:

The Book Of Tea by Okakura Tenshin

The English Civil War, A People’s History by Diane Purkiss

The Making Of Americans by Gertrude Stein

Links:

Nico and the Navigators

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Let’s Pretend To Be Human

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London Fields Radio

Marcel Schwald

Charles Adrian