The Monocle Arts Review

Top TV, Italian publishing and the 'global novel'

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28 April 2017

Episode 519

46 minutes

Robert Bound, Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, and DJ and broadcaster Georgie Rogers round up some of the week’s TV and music releases. Plus: we discover the Italian publishers to know, discuss the “global novel” with poet and critic Adam Kirsch and learn about what classical music means in 2017 with German composer Sven Helbig.

28 April 2017

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TV review with Alice Vincent

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Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’ sits down with Robert Bound to talk TV. This week we review Hulu’s anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Netflix’s latest hopeful, ‘Girlboss’.

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Georgie Rogers’ album review

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Broadcaster and DJ Georgie Rogers tells us why we should be listening to Feist and Little Cub this week.

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Adam Kirsch on the “global novel”

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In his new book ‘The Global Novel – Writing the World in the 21st Century’, Adam Kirsch analyses eight 21st-century novelists ranging from Elena Ferrante to Haruki Murakami. He argues that these authors speak to a global audience, different from writers of previous centuries.

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Sound Unbound

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London’s Barbican is a celebrating classical music. Sound Unbound showcases composers and musicians who are pushing the boundaries of what classical music means today. Sven Helbig, whose sound comprises choral and ambient music, speaks to Holly Fisher.

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Chapter 5

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Global countdown: USA

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Ed Sheeran’s finally been knocked off number one but who has taken the coveted spot? This week we count down the top five singles in the US music charts with Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

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