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  • Up Close: April 21, 2014

    by TJC Staff
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    This week on Up Close, how the stories we tell ourselves shape the narratives of our lives.

    First, New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead discusses her literary memoir My Life in Middlemarch and her life-long relationship with George Eliot’s classic novel.

    Then we turn to the stories that have informed the narrative of the Jewish people — the Hebrew Bible. Oxford University professor Michael D. Coogan talks about his book The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures.

    And, finally, how the stories spun by one famous Jewish artist have influenced generations of children. Justin Schiller and Leonard Marcus, co-authors of Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, share insights into the life of the famous children’s author and illustrator.

    Watch highlights from the episode in the video above, listen to the complete audio of this episode at the very top of this post, or subscribe to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

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