Australian Television Premiere: Monday 18 June, 8.30pm
Take a lively new look at the world of literature with STUDIO’s new series For The Love of Books. Join three very different (and very opinionated) book lovers for a weekly book club where the new releases and acclaimed classics are discussed and debated.
For the Love of Books hosts Cheryl Akle, Michael Campbell and Lachlan Jobbins discussed Rub out the Words: The Letters of William .S. Burroughs, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow.
Rub out the Words: The Letters of William .S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs was one of the twentieth century’s most iconoclastic literary and artistic figures, an inimitable writer whose groundbreaking work in novels such as Junky and Naked Lunch forever altered the shape of American culture. Now, in this long anticipated collection, editor Bill Morgan takes readers through Burroughs’ correspondence from the early sixties through the mid-seventies, in more than three hundred letters that document Burroughs’ steady drift away from the Beat circle and that witness an era in which he became the center of a new coterie of creative people who would establish his reputation as an influential artistic and cultural leader beyond the literary world, toward multimedia.
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World – Simon Callow
Two hundred years after his death, Dickens′s work is more popular than ever, in a variety of media, most of them undreamed of during his lifetime. Over the last few decades of intensive research, Dickens the man has become much better known to us, and the sheer originality of his personality blazes forth as never before. Simon Callow explores this extraordinary theatrical core to Dickens in this short life of one of our greatest novelists.