"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
Guest host Susan Page invites listeners to join her and a panel for a discussion of the first volume of Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series, dealing with her early years as a writer and activist.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Joanne Braxton Cummings Professor of English at the College of William and Mary and editor of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Casebook."
- Lynn Bolles Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland and author of "We Paid Our Dues," Sister Jamaica,""In the Shadow of the Sun," and My Mother Who Fathered Me and Others."
- Adam Bradley Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, author of "Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop," and co-editor of the forthcoming Modern Library Edition of Ralph Ellison's unfinished novel, "Three Days Before the Shooting."
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