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Alison Lurie

Roy Plomley's castaway is academic and writer Alison Lurie.

Alison Lurie is not only a part-time professor of English at Cornell University where she teaches creative writing and children's literature, but she is also a very successful novelist. "Her seven novels", writes Malcolm Bradbury, "collectively form a biting record of American social, moral and sexual mores from the early 1960s to the present." In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her work and she chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro - Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse
Luxury: Telephone

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Mar 1985 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      The Marriage of Figaro Overture

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

  • Carl Sandberg

    The Horse Named Bill

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

    Soloist: Perlman, Zukerman Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

  • Groovin' High

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni Act 2, Scene 5

    Soloist: Siepi/Corena/Bohme Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Loretta Lynn

    One's On The Way

    • Best Of.
  • John Gay

    The Beggar's Opera (Act 1)

    Soloist: Marjorie Westbury/Carmen Prietto Orchestra: Argo Chamber Ensemble

  • Franz Schubert

    Octet In F Major

    Orchestra: The Vienna Octet

  • Book Choice

    • The Oxford Book of English Verse

  • Luxury Choice

    • Telephone

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Alison Lurie

Broadcasts

  • Sat 9 Mar 1985 18:25
  • Fri 15 Mar 1985 09:05

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