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‘Language is what stops the heart exploding’

In this essay, written for The Guardian on the occasion of a 2008 T.S. Eliot festival at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Jeanette Winterson offers her thoughts on Eliot’s work and legacy. She talks about The Waste Land at some length and describes her first encounter with … Continue reading ‘Language is what stops the heart exploding’

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Portrait of Kazuo Ishiguro

“This isn’t some kind of weird fantasy,” he says. “We just haven’t woken up to what is already possible today.”

Next Wednesday 29 June 2022 we’ll be joined by Dr Dominic Dean and Dr Richard Rankin Russell to explore Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Released to great fanfare just last year, Klara and the Sun was Ishiguro’s first book since winning the Nobel … Continue reading “This isn’t some kind of weird fantasy,” he says. “We just haven’t woken up to what is already possible today.”