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18 January 2008

Friday 18 January 2008 21:00-21:30 (Radio 3)

Ian McMillan presents a condensed edition of The Verb.  This week the programme is half an hour long and Ian talks to novelists Joanna Kavenne, Iain Sinclair and Esther Leslie and to poet Roddy Lumsden about the theme of unfinished work.

Duration:

30 minutes

Playlist

At just half an hour long, The Verb this week is an unfinished programme so Ian McMillan and his guests are celebrating unfinished and unpublished writings. Poet Roddy Lumsden shares a work in progress - a poem he started over a year ago but still hasn't found a way of concluding, the novelist Joanna Kavenna has written a story especially for the programme which raises the question of whether we are ever complete as human beings, and writer Iain Sinclair and Professor Esther Leslie discuss Walter Benjamin's Archive - a folio of scraps, notes, manuscripts and photographs which he considered just as important as his published work.

Inglorious by Joanna Kavenna is published by Faber and Faber

Mischief Nights: New and Selected Poems by Roddy Lumsden is published by Bloodaxe Books

Walter Benjamin (Critical Lives) by Esther Leslie is published by Reaktion Books

London: City of Disappeances by Iain Sinclair is published by Penguin Books 




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