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The Essay, Paris 1913 Episode guide

  1. Cubism

    5/5 Adam Gopnik discusses Cubism in 1913 Paris, considering it as a form of poetic realism.

    First broadcast: 11 Jan 2013

  2. Le Grand Meaulnes

    4/5 Writer Michele Roberts assesses the impact of Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2013

  3. Alcools

    3/5 Martin Sorrell explores on Apollinaire's ground-breaking volume of poetry, Alcools.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2013

  4. The Rite of Spring

    2/5 Richard Witts focuses on the notorious opening of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2013

  5. Swann's Way

    1/5 Why Marcel Proust's Swann's Way was among highlights of a great year for Parisian culture.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2013

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