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Friday, August 14, 2009

ABC Radio National Books and Drama newsletter 14-21 August 2009

POETICA
15/8/2009 15:00
20/8/2009 15:00
Three Generations of New York Poets
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/stories/2009/2607441.htm
A selection of poems written and read by New York City based poets Ron Padgett, Elaine Equi and Brian Kim Stefans.


LINGUA FRANCA
15/8/2009 15:45
20/8/2009 15:45
Natural Semantic Metalanguage
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/linguafranca/stories/2009/2653726.htm
The Natural Semantic Metalanguage is a way to eliminate all the confusions of cross-cultural communication, by using a core set of basic and universal concepts present in all languages. Invented by the Polish-Australian linguist Anna Wierzbicka, it is based on a centuries-old idea of a language of the mind.


SUNDAY STORY
16/8/2009 08:30
My Brother Steven by Nathan Hollier, read by Syd Brisbane
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/shortstory
A young man’s search for good times doesn't help bring meaning to his life.


AIRPLAY
16/8/2009 15:00
20/8/2009 19:00
Blackrock by Nick Enright
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/stories/2009/2607357.htm
Nick Enright's Blackrock has been an acclaimed stage production and a major feature film. This leading Australian playwright has also reconceived the story of Blackrock for radio, working from aspects of both the stage text and the screenplay. The result is a sharply observed journey among the sounds and voices of Blackrock, the beachside suburb of a contemporary industrial city.


THE BOOK SHOW
Monday to Friday 10:00 (repeated at midnight)

17/8/2009
Graham Swift's Making an Elephant
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2009/2649421.htm
British author Graham Swift talks about his new collection of non-fiction stories and poetry Making An Elephant.

19/8/2009
A literary history of babysitting
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2009/2649477.htm
They're oversexed, underpaid, they break up homes, steal husbands and are the victims of gruesome murders. They're babysitters.

20/8/2009
Bernard Schlink In Conversation
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2009/2649429.htm
German-born author, scholar and judge Bernard Schlink is in converation with Ramona Koval.


THE BOOK READING
Monday to Friday 14:00
3/8/2009 - 21/8/2009
Life of Pi by Yann Martel, read by Raj Sidhu
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookreading/stories/2009/2508939.htm
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing up on the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra, a female orang-utan, a four hundred and fifty pound tiger and Pi, a sixteen year old Indian boy.


FIRST PERSON
Monday to Friday 10.45
10/8/2009 - 28/8/2009
Flaws in the Glass by Patrick White
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/firstperson/stories/2009/2595551.htm
Flaws in the Glass is a disturbingly honest autobiography which, much to White's chagrin, proved more popular than his novels. He writes of his youth in Australia, his English boarding school, life at Cambridge and his trips to Germany. Also of London during the Blitz, his RAF wartime intelligence role in the Middle East, and his first meeting with the man who was to become the focus of his life.

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