A Not Entirely Safe for Work Conversation with Mary Beard
From Damian Barr's Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave Salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
On today’s episode, Professor Mary Beard reads from her manifesto Women & Power and from How Do We Look, the new book to accompany the BBC’s Civilisations. We talk about ways of seeing, the shock of the new (and the nude), and sex with statues. Yes, sex with statues. Not entirely safe for work, this, but entirely brilliant.
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A professor of classics at Cambridge University, Mary Beard is the author of the best-selling SPQR and Women & Power and the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated Confronting the Classics. A popular blogger and television personality, Beard is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.