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Season 2 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Distant View Of A Minaret  by Alifa Rifaat, published in 1985 by Heinemann; cover illustration by Sabiha Khemie.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Distant View Of A Minaret by Alifa Rifaat, published in 1985 by Heinemann; cover illustration by Sabiha Khemie.

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)

Other writing by Margaret Atwood is discussed in Page One 47 (Alias Grace), Page One 95 (Hair Jewellery), Page One 108 (The Edible Woman), and Page One 146 (The Penelopiad).

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.

 

Book listing:

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)

Links:

Page One 101

Page One 25

Page One 58

Page One 135

Page One 141

Page One 54

Page One 76

Page One 123

Page One 47

Page One 95

Page One 108

Page One 146

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