During July and August 2006, WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate Show” devotes time to a series of features on “authors that are little-known in America, authors that mysteriously fell out of fashion, and authors who never gained wide recognition in the first place.” Authors discussed include:
- James Hogg, whose The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner has been reissued by the New York Review Books Classics series (among others);
- Cornell Woolrich, whose stories and novels inspired at least dozen good films noirs;
- Mouloud Feraoun, the Algerian writer whose autobiographical novel, The Poor Man’s Son, was issued in English by the University of Virginia Press over 50 years after its first printing; and
- Irmtraud Morgner. Just one of the “socialist magical realism” novels written by this East German writer, The Life and Adventures of Trobadora Beatrice As Chronicled by Her Minstrel Laura: A Novel in Thirteen Books and Seven Intermezzos, is available in English.
The programs can be heard or downloaded in MP3 format at the link above.