"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
The nuclear age is now in its seventh decade. In 1982, Jonathan Schell told of the devastating consequences of a nuclear holocaust in his book ‘The Fate of the Earth.’ In a new book he examines why nuclear weapons appear to be enjoying something of a renaissance. He also explains how the abolition of nuclear weapons can be achieved.
- Jonathan Schell a senior visiting lecturer in international studies at Yale University and author of "The Unconquerable World" and the "Fate of the Earth," among other titles.
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