The Monocle Arts Review

November books and Buenos Aires art

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10 November 2017

Episode 547

38 minutes


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Christopher Lord is joined in the studio by Sarah Shaffi – online editor for ‘The Bookseller’ – and Anne Meadows, commissioning editor for Granta and Portobello Books; together they get to grips with four of this month’s literary releases. We also head to Buenos Aires to find out about a few art initiatives hoping to boost the city’s art scene.

10 November 2017

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Chapter 1

Book reviews

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With Sarah Shaffi and Anne Meadows. Under discussion: Celeste Ng’s second novel ‘Little Fires Everywhere’, Mary Beard's ‘Women in Power: A Manifesto’, Danielle Allen’s memoir ‘Cuz’ and a new translation of ‘A Cat, a Man, and Two Women’ by Junichiro Tanizaki.

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Art in Buenos Aires

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We dispatch our reporters Frederick Bernas and Lucinda Elliot to report on some of the latest art initiatives to hit Buenos Aires, hoping to give it a stronger position on the global arts scene.

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The Global Countdown: Canada

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco is back in the studio for this week’s Global Countdown. This time he takes us to North America to find out about the number one single in Canada’s charts.

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