Elizabeth Kostova Interview

January 24th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes


Elizabeth Kostova made history with the publication of The Historian, her novel about Vlad the Impaler on whom the original Dracula was modeled, which was translated into 44 languages. The book sold some 4 million copies and a film is in the works. Now after 5 years Elizabeth has written a novel called The Swan Thieves, about Robert Oliver, a gifted artist who attacks a painting in The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Why does he do it? Who is Leda? Join me and meet Elizabeth Kostova who knows the answers to these and any other questions you may have about Robert, or Vlad, or Swans, or love. She is a professor of literature at the University of Michigan as well as a talented writer. . . and very charming. Just cover your neck at night.

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Angela Von Der Lippe Interview

March 15th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


the-truth-about-lou1This charming scholar and senior editor at Norton has written a fascinating book about Lou Andreas Salome, celebrated muse to Nietzsche, and Freud among others. What makes some women so alluring? Find out on this show.

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Carol Gilligan Interview

February 10th, 2008 by Lewis Frumkes

kyraWho is best known for her pioneering book on feminism In A Different Voice, here talks about her first novel Kyra. . . which by the way is terrific.

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