Writers and Company | Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44

"The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview)

Our bonus streaming audio this week is Eleanor Wachtel's 1995 conversation with Harold Bloom about "The Western Canon." During the summer, our weekly podcast and bonus streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from the archives. We hope you'll enjoy listening to these programs that haven't been available as a podcast or as streaming audio before.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Writers and Company - "The Buddha in the Attic" with author Julia OtsukaSep 23, 2012 | 52:58Writers and Company "The Buddha in the Attic" with author Julia Otsuka Audio
Writers and Company "The Buddha in the Attic" with author Julia Otsuka Sep 23, 2012 | 52:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the award-winning Japanese-American novelist Julie Otsuka. Her latest book "The Buddha in the Attic" is a poetic evocation of the life of the Japanese "picture brides" who came to America a century ago.
Writers and Company - "Telegraph Avenue" with author Michael ChabonSep 16, 2012 | 51:28Writers and Company "Telegraph Avenue" with author Michael Chabon Audio
Writers and Company "Telegraph Avenue" with author Michael Chabon Sep 16, 2012 | 51:28Eleanor Wachtel speaks with a great American storyteller Michael Chabon about his new novel "Telegraph Avenue."
Writers and Company - "Skios" with author Michael FraynSep 9, 2012 | 52:42Writers and Company "Skios" with author Michael Frayn Audio
Writers and Company "Skios" with author Michael Frayn Sep 9, 2012 | 52:42Michael Frayn is a master of farce and morality, politics and science. He talks with Eleanor about his new farce, a novel called "Skios," and offers heartfelt insight into the life of his father.
Writers and Company - "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" with author Mohsin Hamid (Nov. 2007 Interview)Sep 5, 2012 | 51:56Writers and Company "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" with author Mohsin Hamid (Nov. 2007 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" with author Mohsin Hamid (Nov. 2007 Interview) Sep 5, 2012 | 51:56Our November 4th, 2007 interview with Mohsin Hamid about his novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
Writers and Company - "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" with novelist Roddy Doyle (1996 Interview)Sep 2, 2012 | 48:06Writers and Company "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" with novelist Roddy Doyle (1996 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" with novelist Roddy Doyle (1996 Interview) Sep 2, 2012 | 48:06Roddy Doyle from 1996 talking with Eleanor Wachtel about his - then - new novel "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors."
Writers and Company - Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview)Aug 26, 2012 | 48:46Writers and Company Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Author Alan Bennett interview (1995 Interview) Aug 26, 2012 | 48:46Our 1995 conversation with England's "National Teddy Bear" writer and wit Alan Bennett.
Writers and Company - Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview)Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Susan Sontag (2000 Interview) Aug 17, 2012 | 52:57Eleanor Wachtel's 2000 conversation with the late American writer and critic Susan Sontag about fiction, ethics, and illness.
Writers and Company - Remembering urban activist Jane Jacobs (2002 Interview)Aug 10, 2012 | 51:50Writers and Company Remembering urban activist Jane Jacobs (2002 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering urban activist Jane Jacobs (2002 Interview) Aug 10, 2012 | 51:50Our 2002 interview with the inspiring Canadian "guru of cities" the late Jane Jacobs. One of the more fascinating tidbits you'll glean from this interview is why you might not want to drink pink lemonade...
Writers and Company - Writer Jonathan Miller (2000 Interview)Aug 5, 2012 | 51:13Writers and Company Writer Jonathan Miller (2000 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Writer Jonathan Miller (2000 Interview) Aug 5, 2012 | 51:13Our 2000 interview with the multi-talented Jonathan Miller. Where else can you hear a highly intelligent, thoughtful man, imitate trains and chickens. Only on Writers & Company!
Writers and Company - "True History of the Kelly Gang" with author Peter Carey (2001 Interview)Jul 27, 2012 | 51:16Writers and Company "True History of the Kelly Gang" with author Peter Carey (2001 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "True History of the Kelly Gang" with author Peter Carey (2001 Interview) Jul 27, 2012 | 51:16Our 2001 interview with Peter Carey, who at that time had just published his book about the 19th century outlaw Neddy Kelly - a kind of Australian Billy the Kid.
Writers and Company - "The Year of Magical Thinking" with autobiographer Joan Didion (2005 interview)Jul 20, 2012 | 51:56Writers and Company "The Year of Magical Thinking" with autobiographer Joan Didion (2005 interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Year of Magical Thinking" with autobiographer Joan Didion (2005 interview) Jul 20, 2012 | 51:56Joan Didion in 2005, talking about her heart-breaking memoir "The Year of Magical Thinking."
Writers and Company - Remembering writer Carol Shields (1997 Interview)Jul 6, 2012 | 48:11Writers and Company Remembering writer Carol Shields (1997 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company Remembering writer Carol Shields (1997 Interview) Jul 6, 2012 | 48:11Eleanor Wachtel's conversation with the late Carol Shields in 1997 about her novel "Larry's Party."
Writers and Company - "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview)Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "The Western Canon" with literary critic Harold Bloom (1995 Interview) Jul 1, 2012 | 47:44Our bonus streaming audio this week is Eleanor Wachtel's 1995 conversation with Harold Bloom about "The Western Canon." During the summer, our weekly podcast and bonus streaming audio will feature some of the best shows from the archives. We hope you'll enjoy listening to these programs that haven't been available as a podcast or as streaming audio before.
Writers and Company - "Uncle Tungsten" with autobiographer Oliver Sacks (2001 Interview)Jun 22, 2012 | 52:03Writers and Company "Uncle Tungsten" with autobiographer Oliver Sacks (2001 Interview) Audio
Writers and Company "Uncle Tungsten" with autobiographer Oliver Sacks (2001 Interview) Jun 22, 2012 | 52:03During the summer we'll be putting up a bonus interview featuring some of the best shows from the archives. This week Oliver Sacks talks about "Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood."
Writers and Company - "Skagboys" with author Irvine WelshJun 17, 2012 | 50:56Writers and Company "Skagboys" with author Irvine Welsh Audio
Writers and Company "Skagboys" with author Irvine Welsh Jun 17, 2012 | 50:56Scotland's Irvine Welsh's - "the poet laureate of the chemical generation" as he's sometimes called first novel "Trainspotting" changed the world's view of Edinburgh. Now he's written a prequel called "Skagboys."

2 of 4