Sunday July 01, 2012

Jennifer Egan Interview

2011-06-egan with ew

Jennifer Egan has said that her novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad, was inspired by two sources: Proust and TV's The Sopranos.  Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Pulitzer-prize winning American writer about how that very strange combination works. It's been described as a surprising, polyphonic tour de force.

Music to close the show:

CD: TOMMY/THE WHO

Cut 1:  "Overture:  It's a Boy"

Performer:  The Who

Composer:  The Who

Label: MCA CD 10801