Joplin And Dickens

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20160110

20160110

In this amusing story, the experimental author Padgett Powell imagines the schooldays of singer Janis Joplin and her rather weird classmate Charlie Dickens, who speaks in a rarefied language that suggests he might be channelling his 19th-century namesake.

Padgett Powell is an award-winning American author who has become renowned for his innovation and experimentation in both style and content. His novel The Interrogative Mood is a superb example of his work, consisting of nothing but questions.

Read by Jennifer Woodward and Thomas Judd.

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

20160110

In this amusing story, the experimental author Padgett Powell imagines the schooldays of singer Janis Joplin and her rather weird classmate Charlie Dickens, who speaks in a rarefied language that suggests he might be channelling his 19th-century namesake.

Padgett Powell is an award-winning American author who has become renowned for his innovation and experimentation in both style and content. His novel The Interrogative Mood is a superb example of his work, consisting of nothing but questions.

Read by Jennifer Woodward and Thomas Judd.

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.