Zero Squared #26: Romeo and Juliet in Palestine

Jul 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

zerosquared26Tom Sperlinger is the guest this week and we discuss his book Romeo and Juliet in Palestine. Tom Sperlinger is director of Lifelong Learning for English at the University of Bristol, where he has set up a part-time BA in English Literature and Community Engagement. He has written about literature, universities and adult education for publications including The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Times Higher, The Times Literary Supplement, Open Democracy and The Reader. Romeo and Juliet in Palestine is his first book and came out from Zero Books last month on June 26th.

John Berger who is best known for his book and television series Ways of Seeing blurbed the book this way:

A book of vivid first-hand experience about the daily lives, suffering and courage of Palestinians living in the West Bank. Read it, imagine it and pass it around.

The voices you'll hear in this episode include Rick Roderick, Stephen Greenblatt, Hamlet, Horatio, Robin Williams in the Dead Poet's Society, Michael Fassbender, a Librivox recording of David Cooperfield, and Gretrude Stein reading If I Had Told Him a Completed Portrait of Picasso. The music in the episode is The Carmans Whistle by William Byrd.

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