Bookmark This! Ep 20: Feminists tackle literary classics
Synopsis: A month-to-month literary podcast by The Straits Instances that includes titles within the headlines and scorching reads.
Bro! Inform me a couple of difficult man. Within the Girls’s Day episode of this literary podcast, The Straits Instances journalists Olivia Ho and Toh Wen Li discuss feminist translations of the male-dominated classics, akin to Emily Wilson’s groundbreaking The Odyssey and Maria Dahvana Headley’s swaggering Beowulf.
In addition they talk about rewrites of custom like Natalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships, which recounts the Trojan Struggle in myriad ladies’s voices, and Aoko Matsuda’s The place The Wild Girls Are, a recent spin on Japanese ghost tales.
1. Beowulf, translated by Maria Dahvana Headley (1:21)
2. The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson (11:40)
3. A Thousand Ships, rewritten by Natalie Haynes (16:40)
4. The place The Wild Girls Are, a 2016 assortment of quick tales by Aoko Matsuda, translated from Japanese to English in by Polly Barton final 12 months (2020) (18:12)
Produced by: Olivia Ho, Toh Wen Li and Penelope Lee
Edited by: Penelope Lee
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