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Great American Novel

Mariella Frostrup explores American literature with writers Benjamin Markovits and Stephanie Merrit.

Mariella Frostrup explores the idea of the Great American Novel and asks if it's honoured at the expense of contemporary British novels. She's joined by Benjamin Markovits and Stephanie Merrit. Phillip Lewis luxuriates in the writing of William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner. Also on the programme, Mariella celebrates the joys and traditions of reading aloud.

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28 minutes

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Thu 30 Nov 2017 15:30

Chapters

  • The Great American Novel

    Stephanie Merrti and Benjamin Markovits explore the idea of the Great American Novel

    Duration: 12:16

  • Philip Lewis discusses the writing of William Styron

    Duration: 04:47

  • The joys of reading aloud

    Duration: 09:48

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Benjamin Markovits
Interviewed Guest Stephanie Merritt
Interviewed Guest Philip Lewis

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