"The Hyacinth Girl: T.S. Eliot's Hidden Muse" by Lyndall Gordon
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, T.S. Eliot was considered the greatest English-language poet of his generation. Raised in St. Louis, shaped by his youth in Boston, he reinvented himself as an Englishman after converting to the Anglican Church. Like the authoritative yet restrained voice in his prose, he was the epitome of reserve. But there was another side to Eliot, as acclaimed biographer Lyndall Gordon reveals in her new biography, "The Hyacinth Girl ..read more
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"The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem" by Michael Hollis
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
Renowned as one of the world’s greatest poems, T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" has been said to describe the moral decay of a world after war and the search for meaning in a meaningless era. It has been labeled the most truthful poem of its time — it has also been branded a masterful fake. A century after its publication in 1922, T. S. Eliot’s enigmatic masterpiece remains one of the most influential works ever written, and yet one of the most mysterious. In "The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem," Matthew Hollis reconstructs the intellectual creation of the poem and brings the material reality ..read more
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Stephen Markley to discuss "The Deluge" at Odyssey Bookshop on 1/24
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of "Ohio," which NPR called a “masterpiece.” A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s other books include the memoir "Publish This Book" and the travelogue "Tales of Iceland."Markley’s new novel, "The Deluge," is an American epic charting a near future approaching collapse and a nascent but strengthening solidarity. Stephen will be talking about and signing the book tomorrow night at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts at 7 p.m ..read more
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1/23/23 RT Panel
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by Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke
1w ago
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, immigration attorney and Partner with the Albany law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Albany Law School Professor of Law, Director of The Justice Center and Director of Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson ..read more
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Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review - Episode 110
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by Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke
1w ago
Each weekday morning, WAMC’s President and CEO and Political Observer, Alan Chartock, and Roundtable Host Joe Donahue are joined by various experts, journalists, educators, and commentators to discuss current events. On Roundtable Panel: The Week in Review, we feature your favorite panelists discussing news items from the previous week ..read more
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David Crosby - in memoriam
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
David Crosby has died at the age of 81. Crosby was a legendary singer-songwriter and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash ..read more
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Sam Torres' album "Still" available today
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by Sarah LaDuke
1w ago
Sam Torres is a Troy based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer. His new album “Still” is available today. The atmospheric and calming album of improvised saxophone and live electronics music is a culmination of years of experimenting and development. It was recorded in 2020 at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall ..read more
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1/20/23 RT Panel
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by Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke
1w ago
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, and investment banker on Wall St. Mark Wittman ..read more
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"The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth" by Sam Quinones
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of four acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction, including New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." His new book is "The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth ..read more
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"The Sisters We Were: A Novel" by Wendy Willis Baldwin
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by Joe Donahue
1w ago
The weight of their family secrets could not have shaped Pearl and Ruby Crenshaw any differently. Ruby's a runner, living in Dallas and only reluctantly talking to their mother, Birdie, when she calls from prison. Pearl is still living in her mother's fixer-upper and finds herself facing a line in the sand: her weight is threatening to kill her. She's hundreds of pounds beyond the point where she can celebrate her curves or benefit from the body positivity movement, and unless she takes drastic action, the future looks dire ..read more
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