The intestines

Alderman, N (2018) 'The intestines.' In: Beneath the skin: great writers on the body. Wellcome Collection/Profile Books, London, pp. 7-18. ISBN 9781788160957

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Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown to us. And yet they all have stories to tell. So who better to tell them than fifteen of the world's finest writers? Working with medical experts, each writer has chosen a different organ: Naomi Alderman unravels the intestines and our obsession with food and digestion.

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Published to accompany BBC Radio 3's A Body of Essays series. Alderman's essay was originally broadcast by BBC Radio 3 as part of series 1 in October 2014.

Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 15:53
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