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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lauren Elkin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lauren Elkin, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lauren Elkin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lauren Elkin, often where they are interviewed.

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Hot Milk: Deborah Levy and Lauren Elkin

London Review Bookshop Podcast
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There is a sort of chase for coherence in the current commercial market for fiction ... a sort of terror of there being any kind of mystery in a book, or even a character being confused.


Deborah Levy, described by Lauren Elkin in the TLS as ' one of the most exciting voices in contemporary British fiction' was at the Bookshop to talk about her latest novel Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton), which explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood.


“A bright broth of myth, psychology, Freudian symbolism and contemporary anxiety.” – Guardian

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Jun 25 2020

46mins

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Lauren Elkin on her book Flaneuse

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale
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I interviewed Lauren Elkin about her new book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London at her apartment in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris. Stepping off a rather ordinary, noisy street through a large pair of solid French (!) doors, I encountered a lovely, quiet, tree-lined pathway/courtyard en route to "an airy, comfortable writer's home, filled with books, art, plants, and even a piano."

  To start with, Elkin suggests that the flâneur is "the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon," and that the fl neuse is a “determined, resourceful individual keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city and the liberating possibilities of a good walk.” Virginia Woolf called it “street haunting”; Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1970s New York."   Nonetheless since the flâneur has not, historically, been a very precisely drawn male character, we should be free, says Elkin, to define the flâneuse as we see fit, not as a female equivalent, but as an entity unto herself.

Feb 03 2018

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Lauren Elkin on Flâneuse

Shakespeare and Company
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Where better than Paris to celebrate Lauren Elkin’s superb Flâneuse? Pull on your mental walking boots and prepare yourself for an intellectual stroll like no other.

Sep 28 2016

53mins

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Flaneuse; Women Walk the City: Lauren Elkin and Brian Dillon

London Review Bookshop Podcast
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The flaneur – an almost invariably male idler dawdling through city streets with no apparent purpose in mind – is familiar to us from the works of Baudelaire, Benjamin and Edmund White. In a glorious blend of memoir, cultural history and psychogeography, Lauren Elkin investigates the little-considered female equivalent, from George Sand to Agnes Varda and Sophie Calle, leading us through the streets of London, Tokyo, Venice, New York and, of course, Paris. Lauren Elkin, a contributing editor at the White Review, discussed the phenomenon of the flaneuse, and her own walking life with Brian Dillon.  

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Aug 08 2016

51mins

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The Art of Criticism - Edmund Gordon in conversation with Lauren Elkin

Shakespeare and Company
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For this month's installment of the Art of Criticism we're delighted to welcome Edmund Gordon, lecturer in literature and creative writing at King's College London and a regular reviewer for a variety of UK publications including the Sunday Times, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. His authorised biography of Angela Carter will be published by Chatto & Windus in the UK, and Oxford University Press in the USA, this October.

We'll be talking about the relationship between criticism and life-writing, and delving into the usual questions concerning the joys, and tribulations, of writing about other people's writing.

May 18 2016

57mins

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The Art of Criticism - Dr. Jane Goldman in conversation with Lauren Elkin

Shakespeare and Company
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For this installment of the Art of Criticism we are delighted to welcome Dr. Jane Goldman. Poet, critic, and Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, Jane Goldman is the author of a number of studies of Virginia Woolf and modernism (Cambridge UP), as well as a poetry pamphlet, Border Thoughts (Leamington Books).

Apr 07 2016

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The Art of Criticism: Juliet Jacques in conversation with Lauren Elkin

Shakespeare and Company
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Oct 14 2015

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