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Hear A Dramatization Of Anansi Boys Free

We mentioned before that the BBC would be streaming a dramatization of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, and now it’s available. You can hear the 30-minute episodes free, but the six-part radio adaptation is only available for a limited time.

French Publisher’s Plan To Produce Antisemitic Texts Creates Controversy

The French publisher Gallimard plans to publish 1930s pamphlets by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who called for the extermination of Jews. Gallimard says its intention is to frame the texts “and put them back in their context as writings of a great violence, marked by the antisemitic hatred of the author,” but the decision has created a divide in the literary community between those for and against publication. The prime minister’s delegation in charge of fighting racism, anti-semitism, and anti-LGBT hatred even summoned the publisher, urging it to include notes giving the full context drawn up by specialists, including historians. The editor has allegedly rejected this recommendation.

Lily Cole Responds To Emily Brontë Row

Lily Cole responded to the literary expert who quit the Brontë Society after the model and actress was named “creative partner” for upcoming celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the author’s birth. In response to Nick Holland’s argument that the Wuthering Heights author would never have approved of a model receiving the role, Cole said Brontë would not have judged “any piece of work on name alone.” The Brontë Society has also defended their decision to select Cole.

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