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In Praise of the Feuilleton

A reflection on a topical issue. Howard Jacobson on the art of the feuilleton and the joy of the ordinary.

Howard Jacobson on the art of the feuilleton....and the joy of the ordinary.

He says the feuilletonists - those writers of short observational pieces - show "you don't have to be tendentious to be of consequence".

He asks us to step back and seek what's important around us...and even question whether there's such a thing as importance at all.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Christmas Eve 2017 08:48

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  • Fri 22 Dec 2017 20:50
  • Christmas Eve 2017 08:48

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