Audio Archive, July 31 – Literary Fiction

How can a novel make its reader more empathetic? How does literary fiction expand our understanding of humanity and stretch definitions of a “holy book?” Sarah Hoyt reflects on authors such as David Mitchell, Marilynne Robinson and others who have crafted works that — as Franz Kafka wrote — serve as “the axe for the frozen sea within us.” Our convener is Diane Barker.

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