Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 9: Writing About the City
SCC Overton reflects on the issues of writing about a city and reads from some authors who have done this successfully.
00:00 - Introduction - Manhattan - Dickens08:00 - City as character cliche - Henry Miller in New York11:00 - Interlude: Old City Walls by Salt Water Medicine12:20 - Henry Miller in Paris - Zola15:50 - JG Ballard - Will Self - Dr Johnson24:50 - Copyright Information
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The Hong Kong Writers Circle podcast Episode 9: Writing About the City was produced by SCC Overton.
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Exerpts were from:'Charles Dickens' London' by Andrew Sanders published by Robert Hale;'Barnaby Rudge' and 'The Uncommercial Traveller' by Charles Dickens;'Black Spring' and 'The Air-Conditioned Nightmare' by Henry Miller published by Panther Books;'Quiet Days in Clichy' by Henry Miller published by The Olympia Press;'Pot Luck' by Emile Zola translated by Brian Nelson published by Oxford World Classics;'High Rise' by JG Ballard published by Harper Perennial;"The Drowned World" (article) by Peter Brigg published in Survey of Science Fiction Literature (1979) Salem Press;"JG Ballard on the South Bank Show" by ITV;'Psychogeography' by Will Self published by Bloomsbury;'The Life of Samuel Johnson' by James Boswell;'Manhattan' by United Artists; and'They Came Together' by Lionsgate Entertainment.
Audio exerpts were sourced from Youtube. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.
The music was by Quantum Jazz from the album End of Line, used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution and ShareAlike licence.
The interlude music for this episode was 'Old City Walls' from Montenegro by Salt Water Medicine, used with permission.
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Thanks as always to Katrina Teh for the podcast artwork.