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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Moser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Moser, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Benjamin Moser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Benjamin Moser, often where they are interviewed.

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41: On Susan Sontag: Benjamin Moser in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

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Pulitzer Prize winner @BenjaminFMoser, in conversation with @Chikisarkar, talks about one of America's greatest literary stars, Susan Sontag. Get a glimpse of her striking activism across genres that defined the 20th century, only on #JLFBraveNewWorld!

Jun 08 2020

1hr 2mins

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Benjamin Moser

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Benjamin Moser (@BenjaminFMoser) speaks with Ink Slingers via Skype to discuss his 2019 book, Sontag: Her Life and Work.

Books by Benjamin Moser:

Sontag: Her Life and Work (2019)

Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector (2009)

Want to connect with Ink Slingers? Tweet us @inkslingers2 or catch us on Instagram @inkslingerspodcast.

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Dub Feral by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3683-dub-feral
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

May 25 2020

43mins

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Benjamin Moser: Sontag: Her Life and Work

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Benjamin Moser recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Sontag: Her Life and Work.

In this show from the archives, he talks about Susan Sontag‘s ideology: reading more books, going to more plays, traveling more, learning more, taking learning seriously, and taking culture seriously. Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag; attacking the philistines and treasuring knowledge.

You can listen to the original episode here.

May 07 2020

28mins

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Benjamin Moser: The Life of Susan Sontag

Live Mic: Best of TPL Conversations
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*Note: given the current temporary closure of TPL due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made our best efforts to offer suggestions below for materials which are part our online collections, and available at home to anyone with a current Toronto Public Library card. 

Why are wait time for ebooks or audiobooks sometimes so long? Learn more about limits on the number of eBook copies and the length of time they can be borrowed.

Books by Benjamin Moser

Sontag: Her Life and Work (ebook)

Clarice Lispector: The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector (translated by Moser) (ebook)

The Besieged City by Clarice Lispector (edited by Moser) (ebook)

Books by Sheila Heti

Women in Clothes (ebook)

Motherhood (print book available when branches reopen)

“My Life is a Joke” (link opens a 2015 story by Heti in The New Yorker)

Materials by or about Susan Sontag

Debriefing: Collected Stories by Susan Sontag

As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks (of Susan Sontag), 1964-1980

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

On the Eve of the Met Gala, Andrew Bolton Takes Vogue on a Walking Tour of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (link opens a Vogue magazine article from May 2019)

Writers Off the Page: 40 Years of TIFA podcast 
A four-part Interview with Susan Sontag (can be listened to in any order)

Episode One: This God-Damned Celebrity Culture (23 mins)

Episode Two: The Little Illness Book (19 mins)

Episode Three: The Arts Give Humans Dignity (19 mins)

Episode Four: Make Something Better (19 mins)

Live Mic: Best of TPL Conversations features curated discussions and interviews with some of today’s best-known and yet-to-be-known writers, thinkers and artists, recorded on stage at one of Toronto Public Library’s 100 branches. Episodes are produced by Natalie Kertes, Jorge Amigo, and Gregory McCormick. Technical support by Michelle De Marco and George Panayotou. AV support by Jennifer Kasper and Mesfin Bayssassew. Marketing support by Tanya Oleksuik.

Music is by The Worst Pop Band Ever.

Apr 20 2020

37mins

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The Lives of Women: Bettany Hughes, Jung Chang, Benjamin Moser, Lindsey Hilsum, Hallie Rubenhold, Anita Anand

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A live session from #JaipurLitFest2020.

How does one capture the life of a woman in writing? How different is the feminine biography from that of a man? Biographers Bettany Hughes, Benjamin Moser, Jung Chang, Lindsey Hilsum and Hallie Rubenhold discuss the difficulty of pinning to paper the lives of women to paper in conversation with Anita Anand.

Apr 02 2020

34mins

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Benjamin Moser and Lara Feigel on Susan Sontag

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One of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, Susan Sontag’s writing – on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism, Fascism, Freudianism, Communism and Americanism – forms an indispensable guide to our modern world. Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life is the first biography based on exclusive access to her restricted archive, providing fascinating insights into both the public myth and private life of an endlessly complex individual. Moser was at the shop to discuss Sontag’s life and legacy with Lara Feigel, author of Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing.

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Jan 08 2020

1hr 4mins

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Benjamin Moser: Sontag, Her Life

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Sam's guest in this week’s books podcast is Benjamin Moser, author of an acclaimed new biography of one of America’s most celebrated (and controversial) intellectuals of the twentieth century: Sontag: Her Life.

Sam asked Benjamin how he sorted fact from myth, about tracking down the inventor of that haircut, and about Annie Leibovitz’s take on their stormy love affair. Why could someone as brave as Sontag never come out? Did she have a sense of humour? And what of her will last?

Presented by Sam Leith.

Oct 02 2019

37mins

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A Talk with Benjamin Moser about Clarice Lispector

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A Talk with Benjamin Moser about Clarice Lispector by Rodrigo Brandao

Nov 06 2016

22mins

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Episode 2 - Benjamin Moser

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Benjamin Moser is known for his biography and translations of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector and he is currently working on the biography of Susan Sontag. Benjamin joins Sevag Mahserejian and Esteban Cordoba in discussing his most recent works and travels.  www.benmoser.com.         www.bate-forte.com.   www.sev86.com.                   

May 22 2014

1hr 17mins

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