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Zoe Heller Talks About Nancy Mitford

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Novelist Zoe Heller discusses Nancy Mitford’s enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love, (for which she wrote the forward).The novel is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric, and Mitford modeled her characters after her own famously unconventional family. Heller will also discuss the importance of Mitford’s work as a whole, on the occasion of the publication of her 1935 novel Wigs on the Green, which was kept out of print for more than 30 years by the author and her estate.

Guests:

Zoe Heller

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Comments [1]

Richard from New York

Really nice to hear a great contemporary writer discuss Nancy like this. I agree that "The Pursuit of Love" is the best, but this makes we want to reread all of her. Excellent interview. Wish Lopate would have given the other sisters a rest, though—Nancy's interesting enough to fill an hour on her own.

Nov. 10 2010 04:14 PM

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