Emotional Landscapes

Leading writers give their own interpretation of a particular emotion.

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Episodes

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0101* Tenderness2007111920080505

Kate Clanchy discusses tenderness.

A tender image makes children, or parents, of us all, and that is a disarming, frightening feeling.

0102* Patience2007112020080506

Sean O'Brien reflects on the life of his grandmother from Hull in his essay about patience.

0103* Guilt2007112120080507

Lavinia Greenlaw explores the feeling of guilt.

0104 LAST* Courage2007112220080508

Tahmima Anam questions what exactly is meant by courage.

0201Loss2008111020090601

Richard Mabey considers how looking at nature could be a fruitful way of coping with loss.

0202Ambition2008111120090602

Novelist Meg Rosoff asks what, if anything, is wrong with being ambitious.

0203Courage2008111220090603

Playwright John Godber writes about what courage means for him and his family in light of illness and bereavement.

0204Bitterness2008111320090604

Novelist Naomi Alderman discusses bitterness explaining that we are all prey to it.

Although we might find it hard to acknowledge, it can be one of the most motivating emotions.

0205 LASTPride2008111420090605

Novelist and broadcaster Adam Thorpe considers pride and how this can switch so easily between being a valuable and corrosive feeling.