Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Essay
One of my favourite radio programmes is the fifteen minute late night slot on Radio 3 taken by The Essay. Last week's linked essays 'Enlightenment Voices' by Kate Tunstall and Caroline Warman on French philospher and writer Diderot was spot on, introducing a comparatively neglected writer to a wider audience through his work. It also reminded me that Caroline wrote a lively piece on 'The ironic encounters of the Marquis de Sade and Jane Austen' a couple of years ago - well worth re-reading: