Nov 11, 2011
This week's podcast resurrects the Edwardian novelist, poet, critic and Grand Old Man of Letters, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. He was a great name in his day, and if you read his novels, his criticism, and most especially his lectures on literature, you can see why. He simply loved to teach, and was loved by his students. Hear about his satire on fashionable Victorian manners: learn how hard it was to finish writing the novel left on Robert Louis Stevenson's deathbed; understand how anger erupts from behind the erudition when he's teaching during the First World War. Q was a master at his many arts: for readers who want to try a bit of the scholarly past.