English novelist and writer; author of The House of Sleep and Expo 58: A Novel
Unlike Coe’s other comedic novels, here the humor has a nostalgic feel, reminiscent of 1950s British films like Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes.
Oct. 23, 2014
Jonathan Coe, a young English writer, has the temperament of a dark, experimental, comic novelist, but he chooses to stay within certain acceptable conventions.
Mar. 19, 1998
Host Jonathan Bastian talks with David Whyte about the power of the written and spoken word.
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