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Why We'll Always Need New Books

Dec 3, 2014

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In a recent essay in the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks contrasted E.L. James, who wrote "50 Shades of Grey," with Haruki Murakami, a more critically-acclaimed literary novelist. Parks wrote that  both addressed "the individuals need to negotiate the most intimate relationships in order to get the most from life without losing independence and selfhood." Wow. You could argue that about sixty-percent of serious literature is about that.

Today, our guests are three authors who have written three very different kinds of books but all three of them address the individual's need to negotiate the most intimate relationships in order to get the most from life without losing independence and selfhood.

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