Wordy

Wordy

Synopsis

Wordy is about the intoxication of writing; my sense of playful versatility; different voices for different matters: the polemical voice for political columns; the sharp-eyed descriptive take for profiles; poetic precision in grappling with the hard task of translating art into words; lyrical recall for memory pieces. And informing everything a rich sense of the human comedy and the ways it plays through historical time.
 
It's also a reflection on writers who have been shamelessly gloried in verbal abundance; the performing tumble of language - those who have especially inspired me - Dickens and Melville; Joyce and Marquez.’
Simon Schama

Sir Simon Schama has been at the forefront of the arts, political commentary, social analysis and historical study for over forty years. As a teacher of Art History and an award-winning television presenter of iconic history-based programming, Simon is equally a prolific bestselling writer and award-winning columnist for many of the world’s foremost publishers, broadsheet newspapers, periodicals and magazines.
 
His commissioned subjects over the years have been numerous and wide ranging – from the music of Tom Waits, to the works of Sir Quentin Blake; the history of the colour blue, to discussing what skills an actor needs to create a unique performance of Falstaff. Schama’s tastes are wide-ranging as they are eloquent, incisive, witty and thought provoking and have entertained and educated the readers of some of the world’s most respected publications - the Times, the Guardian, the New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone magazine.
 
Wordy is a celebration of one of the world’s foremost writers. This collection of fifty essays chosen by the man himself stretches across four decades and is a treasure trove for all those who have a passion for the arts, politics, food and life.
 

Chapters

  • chapter 01
    Duration: 28min
  • chapter 02
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 03
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 04
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 05
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 06
    Duration: 20min
  • chapter 07
    Duration: 19min
  • chapter 08
    Duration: 23min
  • chapter 09
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 10
    Duration: 43min
  • chapter 11
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 12
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 13
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 14
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 15
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 16
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 17
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 18
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 19
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 20
    Duration: 20min
  • chapter 21
    Duration: 17min
  • chapter 22
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 23
    Duration: 12min
  • chapter 24
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 25
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 26
    Duration: 18min
  • chapter 27
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 28
    Duration: 18min
  • chapter 29
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 30
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 31
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 32
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 33
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 34
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 35
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 36
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 37
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 38
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 39
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 40
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 41
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 42
    Duration: 49min
  • chapter 43
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 44
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 45
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 46
    Duration: 19min
  • chapter 47
    Duration: 19min
  • chapter 48
    Duration: 19min
  • chapter 49
    Duration: 20min
  • chapter 50
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 51
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 52
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 53
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 54
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 55
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 56
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 57
    Duration: 26min

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