Frances and Bernard, a Novel By Carlene Bauer

Monday, May 27, 2013

Carlene Bauer talks about her new novel, Frances and Bernard, Inspired by the lives of Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell. In the summer of 1957, Frances and Bernard meet at an artists’ colony. He writes her a letter, and soon they are immersed in the kind of fast, deep friendship that can take over—and change the course of—our lives. 


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Comments [2]

MKW from CA

Sounds like it wasn't just me who found this interview unlistenable due to the bizarre speaking style of Carlene Bauer.

For me it was like fingernails down a chalkboard. She speaks like an excited teen, and all her sentence go up... At the end... After a pause... If you know what I mean...

After the second time she rapidly said "yah, yah, yah, yah, yah, yah" in agreement to something I actually shuddered.

I can't believe somebody who is a professional communicator can be so unaware of how she sounds. Like the previous reviewer, I was disappointed not to hear about her book.

She needs to see a voice coach. Badly. Her and Jill Abramson!

Jun. 09 2013 06:02 AM
P. Van Breuckelen from Brooklyn

Carlene Bauer has taken the high school deep throat gargle to another level. Words spoken are constantly accompanied by a rumbling of the uvula, a sort of snoring - maybe purring is a better description. It is the modern female version of old school mob 'The Godfather' Italian.
Carlene took it to such extreme that at times she was very hard to understand, as the rumbling of the throat was more prominent than the sounds from her primary speech organs, tongue, mouth and lips. That seems to be a handicap for a writer who wants to tell us about a book she wrote.

May. 28 2013 05:45 AM

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