Episode image is a detail from the cover of  A Tale Of Love And Darkness  by Amos Oz, published in 2005 by Vintage; cover photograph © Julie Joy/Getty Images.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of A Tale Of Love And Darkness by Amos Oz, published in 2005 by Vintage; cover photograph © Julie Joy/Getty Images.

For the 71st Second-Hand Book Factory, Charles Adrian is joined by anthropologist and human Karin Eli for talk about the fight to gain one’s place in the world, a little bit of undemanding murder and some of the challenges of translation.

Other writing by Margaret Atwood is discussed in Page One 47 (Alias Grace), Page One 86 (Forty Years Ago And Forty Years Ahead), Page One 108 (The Edible Woman) and Page One 146 (The Penelopiad).

There is more discussion of murder mystery in Page One 63.

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: 17th March, 2015.

Book listing:

Hair Jewellery by Margaret Atwood

The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez (trans. Sonia Soto)

A Tale Of Love And Darkness by Amos Oz (trans. Nicholas de Lange)

Links:

Page One 47

Page One 86

Page One 108

Page One 146

Page One 63

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian