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Today's guest is George Berridge. George began academic life as a journalist but like Hank Williams saw the light and also began digging deeply into American Literature. He's now the American Literature editor of the Times Literary Supplement. He lives and works in London. His exceptional review of THE PASSENGER and STELLA MARIS was published in October of last year. He joins me in a nice conversation about the role of the literary critic in modern journalism (with of course a focus on the works of McCarthy).
Thanks to Thomas Frye, who composed, performed, and produced the music for READING MCCARTHY.
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To read George Berridge's review of The Passenger, see: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/the-passenger-stella-maris-cormac-mccarthy-book-review-george-berridge/
Valerie Stivers' review is published in Compact Magazine and may be found here:
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