4 Extra Debut. Notable essays by literary critic James Wood. In this programme, the lost genius of rock, Who drummer Keith Moon. Read by Peter Firth. From March 2014.
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.
1.THE FUN STUFF: HOMAGE TO KEITH MOON
Wood analyses the lost genius of Moon and his ability to create magic out of mayhem, relating this to his own experience of learning to play drums as a boy.
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Reader: Peter Firth
Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4