The Monocle Culture Show

How do you look after a legacy?

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25 January 2016

Episode 224

30 minutes

Will Hodgkinson, rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, tells us how David Bowie led the world in musical legacies. We also meet sculptor Frances Segelman to find out how you immortalise someone in statue form. Plus: David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest’ and its reputation as a modern classic that so many struggle to finish.

25 January 2016

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Chapter 1

Musical legacies: Bowie, Cash and The Beatles

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With David Bowie still on our minds Will Hodgkinson, rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’, chats to Robert Bound about the artists who have nurtured their careers into old age and kept the spirit of their music alive to create great legacies.

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The never-ending novel

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As David Foster Wallace’s great American novel ‘Infinite Jest’ turns 20 we assess the tome’s legacy and its reputation as a modern classic that so many struggle to finish – even though it still tops countless literature lists.

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Frances Segelman: Immortalising a legacy

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We meet UK sculptor Frances Segelman who has made busts and statues of famous faces such as Sir Steve Redgrave and the Queen. She tells us how you respect someone’s legacy when you are moulding their face out of clay.

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