‘The book is inflected by a general sense of apprehension that we all have at present – an awareness of the possibility of world-ending events.’
Toni Morrison on Angela Davis and Angela Davis on Toni Morrison
IC3 at 20
Ali Smith’s Quartet for All Seasons
‘Grand Designs’ (series 16, episode 4)
None of the Above
15 x 22 / Endgame / My Weapons Are Working People
The Cow and the River / Genesis / The Drum Speak of the Boy / The Boy and the River
On Art, Walking With Our Sisters and the Problem with Reconciliation
An Album Can Last a Day
Reading the Classics
Number 42 | Days of Shame
My favourite classic is
Pride and Prejudice
Classic. Just classic.
Which classic is most pertinent at the moment?
It Could Happen Here
It’s Happening Right Here, Right at This Moment
It’s Literally Happening. Did You See What They Just Did?
It Just Happened Here
How does a book become a classic?
Good cover art
It stands the test of time
It gets made into a film
Plato writes it
Which classic titles end with a question mark?
Who Would Have Thought It?
by María Amparo Ruíz de Burton
Can You Forgive Her?
by Anthony Trollope
Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
What Is Art?
by Leo Tolstoy
How does the classic
The Wolfman and Other Cases
by Sigmund Freud end?
The mother is found guilty
The Wolfman (Benicio del Toro) pursues Gwen (Emily Blunt) and traps her above a gorge. As he hesitates, the hunters approach…
Some seriously, seriously infantile, sexual and aggressive urges
H.G. Wells loved books with ‘war’ in the title. Which two of his ‘war’ books are considered classics?
The War of the Worlds
The War in the Air
War: What Is It Good For?
The Art of War
(with Sun Tzu)
How many classics have the word ‘Chuzzlewit’ in the title?
Depends on your definition of chuzzlewit
What’s the crucial difference between Edmund Gosse’s
Father and Son
Fathers and Sons
One is a memoir
One has more fathers
One has more sons