The idea and form of the 'anecdote'

Friday 7 July 2017

Sarah Churchwell, public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), examines the idea and form of the ‘anecdote’ on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and explains why The Great Gatsby was once reviewed as being ‘in form no more than a glorified anecdote'. Professor Churchwell’s contributions are at 08:54–10:06, 14:51–22:33, 25:45–26:33 and 36:23–36:38.