May 22, 2019
Masterpiece from the
contemporary heir to Samuel Beckett or demanding endurance read
with not nearly enough paragraph breaks? We debate Anna Burns'
Booker-Prize winning novel – a tale of suffocating gossip,
ever-present violence and one young woman’s struggle to retain her
sense of self during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. For this
show we were joined by @jenny.mccullough who brought a fascinating
perspective to it from her Northern Irish
Books mentioned: The People's Act of Love by James Meek, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear Macbride, Days Without End by Sebastian Barry, Troubles by J. G. Farrell, The Trial by Franz Kafka, The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.
The twitter feed Jenny mentions is from Dr. Caroline Magennis, @DrMagennis, for Northern Irish literature recommendations.