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Germaine Greer

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 October 1988

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a writer and academic who's most renowned for her views on women, sex and human relations. She's Germaine Greer - someone who's often described as the 'high priestess of feminism'. As she approaches her 50th birthday, she'll be discussing with Sue Lawley whether her views have mellowed over the years, and how her aspirations have changed since the publication of her book The Female Eunuch.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Piece De Clavecin by Francois Couperin
Book: The Oxford English Dictionary
Luxury: Hot spices

Music Played

8 items
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  • Image for The New York Pro Musica Antiqua

    The New York Pro Musica Antiqua The Play Of Daniel

    Soloist: Russell Oberlin

    The Play Of Daniel, Brunswick

  • Image for Johann Ritter Van Herbeck

    Johann Ritter Van Herbeck Pueri Concinite

    Soloist: Placido Domingo Choir: The Vienna Boys Choir

    Ave Maria, RCA Classics

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    Ashman Habayta

    Soloist: Shoshana Damari

    Oriental Gems, Acum

  • Image for François Couperin

    François Couperin Pièce de clavecin

    Soloist: Gustav Leohardt

    Works By The Couperin Family, Philips

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

    Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The Gewandhaus Orchestra

    Vier Letze Lieder, Philips

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    Silvio Rodríguez Vuelve A Sacudrise El Continente

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    Pablo Y Silvio, En Vivo Espana Vol I I, Areito

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    Neway Debebe Ethiopian Pop Song

    Kaifa Records

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Germaine Greer

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