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Germaine Greer

Sue Lawley's castaway is academic and campaigner Germaine Greer.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a writer and academic who's most renowned for her views on women, sex and human relations. She's Germaine Greer - someone who's often described as the 'high priestess of feminism'. As she approaches her 50th birthday, she'll be discussing with Sue Lawley whether her views have mellowed over the years, and how her aspirations have changed since the publication of her book The Female Eunuch.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Piece De Clavecin by Francois Couperin
Book: The Oxford English Dictionary
Luxury: Hot spices

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Nov 1988 09:05

Music Played

  • Popule Meus Quid Feci Tibi?

    Choir: The Choir of The Priory Church of St Bartholemew's

  • The New York Pro Musica Antiqua

    The Play Of Daniel

    Soloist: Russell Oberlin

    • The Play Of Daniel.
    • Brunswick.
  • Johann Ritter Van Herbeck

    Pueri Concinite

    Soloist: Placido Domingo Choir: The Vienna Boys Choir

    • Ave Maria.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Ashman


    Soloist: Shoshana Damari

    • Oriental Gems.
    • Acum.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • François Couperin

      Pièce de clavecin

      Soloist: Gustav Leohardt

      • Works By The Couperin Family.
      • Philips.
  • Richard Strauss

    Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

    Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The Gewandhaus Orchestra

    • Vier Letze Lieder.
    • Philips.
  • Silvio Rodríguez

    Vuelve A Sacudrise El Continente

    Soloist: Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes

    • Pablo Y Silvio, En Vivo Espana Vol I I.
    • Areito.
  • Neway Debebe

    Ethiopian Pop Song

    • Kaifa Records.
  • Book Choice

    • The Oxford English Dictionary

  • Luxury Choice

    • Hot spices


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Germaine Greer


  • Sun 30 Oct 1988 12:15
  • Fri 4 Nov 1988 09:05

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