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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christopher Ricks. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christopher Ricks, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Christopher Ricks. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Christopher Ricks, often where they are interviewed.

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Christopher Ricks on why Bob Dylan is "the greatest living user of the English language"

Writers and Company from CBC Radio
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The literary critic discusses why Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan deserves to be included among the greatest writers of all time.

Apr 05 2020

52mins

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Christopher Ricks

Private Passions
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Michael Berkeley's guest is the distinguished scholar Sir Christopher Ricks, who was described by W.H. Auden as 'the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding.' He has championed the work of new poets including Seamus Heaney and Christopher Hill, and in book after book over 50 years he has thrown new light on the great poets of the past: Milton, Keats, Tennyson, T.S. Eliot. He has been the Oxford Professor of Poetry, and Professor of English at Cambridge; he is now Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. Outside the university, he's probably best known for two driving passions - for T.S. Eliot and (more controversially) for Bob Dylan. His new edition of Eliot's poems comes out this month: it's been several years in the making, and is the first complete edition of Eliot's poetry ever published.

For Private Passions, he has compiled a fascinating playlist of music, including musical settings of great poetry, and some Bob Dylan naturally. And there's an overall theme - it's a meditation on youth and age. Composers include Holst, Beethoven, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, and Prince Albert.

Produced by Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3.

Nov 29 2015

34mins

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Sir Christopher Ricks Interview

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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks talks before his lecture about his chosen work: William Shakespeare's play 'Measure for Measure'. Ricks discusses why he chose this comedy, the significance of the play and on the pleasure of speaking at New College of the Humanities.

Jul 07 2014

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Christopher Ricks: True Friendship

Art & Literature
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May 27 2010

40mins

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Christopher Ricks on John Keats

Soundings from The New York Review
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Conversations, debates, readings and more from the editors and writers of The New York Review of Books

May 18 2009

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