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Speaking of Love


For LSE's Literary Festival 2013, RSL Fellows A.S. Byatt, Colin Thubron, Helen Simpson and Ben Okri consider four very different aspects of love.

A.S. Byatt, Colin Thubron, Helen Simpson and Ben Okri consider four very different aspects of love: love as enchantment, and love as madness; passion in youth, and compassion in old age. They read their favourite passages on love both from their own work, and from the work of other, discussing Shakespeare’s notion that ‘The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact’.

Part of the London School of Economics Literary Festival 2011.

Recorded on: February 14, 2011
Recorded at: London School of Economics


Related RSL Fellows

Ben Okri 1997
Helen Simpson 1996
Colin Thubron 1969
A.S. Byatt (Dame Antonia Byatt) 1983