Shorter than usual, for good reason, this week’s Page One is a skim through the first pages of some short stories. Always remember that the first page of a short story is extremely good value because what you are getting is a greater proportion of the whole.
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth is discussed in Page One 101.
The collection of Nabokov short stories, mentioned here, was in fact given to Charles Adrian by Michael Caines when they recorded Page One 25.
Martin Bengtsson talks about Daniil Kharms in Page One 58.
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter is also discussed in Page One 135 and in Page One 141. Other books by Angela Carter are discussed in Page One 54 (Wise Children), Page One 76 (The Passion Of New Eve), Page One 123 (The Sadean Woman)
This episode features a jingle written for the podcast by the band Friends Of Friends; you can find some of their music here.
Episode released: 1st July, 2014.
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
A Bad Day To Be Winning by George McWhirter
On Reaching Forty by Maya Angelou
Forty Years Ago And Forty Years Ahead by Margaret Atwood
How To Describe A Jazz-Age Birthday Party by Sarah Churchwell
The False Prophet by Sembene Ousmane (trans. Len Ortzen)
Distant View Of A Minaret by Alifa Rifaat (trans. Denys Johnson-Davies)