The intestines

Alderman, N (2014) The intestines.

Item Type: Audio
Creators: Alderman, N
Abstract: Five writers choose an organ of the body on which to reflect. In her piece, novelist and journalist, Naomi Alderman reflects on the incredible labyrinth that is the intestines. In a compelling synthesis of biology and literature, we'll hear the 'dark continent' of our inner body, scrutinised through its hidden constituents - the organs. In this series, five writers, Mark Ravenhill, Christina Patterson, Daljit Nagra, Naomi Alderman and Ned Beauman, take on one of the body's mysterious organs. They write an essay on the intestines, skin, lungs, gall bladder and appendix. In each case they've met an expert in their chosen organ who has regaled them with its medical function, but ultimately they express what the organ's significance is to them, linking to history, culture and personal experience.
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Date: October 2014

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Episode 4 of 5. Part of the first series of 'A Body of Essays'.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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