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The Mother as Muse

The writer Sarah Cuddon reflects on the idea of the Mother figure as a muse.

With references to writers Collette, Virginia Woolf and Marguerite Duras, the painter Whistler and the dancer Michael Clarke, she explores some of the ways the mother provides food for creative inspiration.

With music from Montserrat Figueras, John Lennon and Patti Smith.

The producer is Alan Hall, and this is a Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Apr 2010 23:30