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Containment: Trauma and Manipulation in Ian McEwan

Highlights from an entertaining and idiosyncratic series of essays from James Wood, the leading literary critic of his generation. It's a collection which ranges widely, from a loving analysis of Keith Moon's drum technique to the intentions, gifts and limitations of some of our most celebrated modern novelists, including Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.

4. CONTAINMENT: TRAUMA AND MANIPULATION IN IAN McEWAN

Wood admires and critiques the author of Atonement, Enduring Love and On Chesil Beach - 'the great contemporary stager of traumatic contingency as it strikes ordinary lives'.

Abridged by Eileen Horne
Reader: The Fun Stuff

Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Mar 2014 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
ProducerClive Brill
AbridgerEileen Horne
AuthorJames Wood

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