Vivian Gornick’s Time

This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by the critic and novelist Claire Lowdon to consider Vivian Gornick, an American writer of essays – on literature, politics, the self – that demonstrate a rare “ability to stand back and look at the world in which she finds herself, and then set it down calmly on paper”; the TLS’s poetry editor Camille Ralphs explores the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons and some of the literature that inspired it; plus, libraries under threat (again), Unica Zürn gets her time in the sun, and the three greatest novels of the twenty-first far.

Taking a Long Look: Essays on culture, literature, and feminism in our time by Vivian Gornick

Appendix N: The eldritch roots of Dungeons and Dragons, edited by Peter Bebergal

Producer: Ben Mitchell


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