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Episode 4 of 5

Author Julian Barnes discusses why and how he alters his views, focusing on books and their authors, especially EM Forster.

"It sounds such a simple business.. 'I changed my mind.' Subject, verb, object - a clear, clean action..."

In five essays, the acclaimed author asks whether his point of view has changed over the years. Referring to historical characters and scenes from his own life , he now explores his tastes in literature. He has remained firm in admiration of some authors, others have caused indecision and a change of heart even.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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15 minutes


The Book that Changed Me

The Book that Changed Me

Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.

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