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The Spectator World
Prufrock, the celebrated books & arts diary, brought to you by The Spectator. The inside word on what's new, what's hot and what's not in the world of books and arts.
Feb 18, 2022
Capitalism and contemporary poetry
Micah Mattix is joined by guest James Matthew Wilson to discuss the state of contemporary poetry and the shutting down of literary magazines.
Feb 9, 2022
The complexity of the Middle Ages
Micah Mattix is joined by guests Matthew Gabriele and David Perry to discuss their new book, The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe.
Feb 3, 2022
Cormac McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses' at 30
Micah Mattix is joined by guest Dr. Michael Crews, author of Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences, to discuss Cormac McCarthy's novel, All the Pretty Horses.
Jan 13, 2022
The origin of New England's stone heaps
Micah Mattix is joined by guest Dr. Timothy Ives to discuss his controversial book on the history of New England's stone heaps, Stones of Contention.
Jan 5, 2022
Understanding Tolkien's Tom Bombadil
Micah Mattix is joined by guest C.R. Wiley to discuss his new book, In the House of Tom Bombadil.
Dec 15, 2021
The West's war on tradition
Micah Mattix is joined by guest Tim Stanley to discuss his new book, Whatever Happened to Tradition?: History, Belonging and the Future of the West.
Dec 8, 2021
Can American self-governance be saved?
Micah Mattix is joined by guest Tony Woodlief to discuss his new book, I, Citizen: A Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance.
Dec 1, 2021
On detective fiction
Micah Mattix is joined by John Wilson to discuss detective fiction and the supposed distinction between genre fiction and literary fiction.
Nov 22, 2021
The first Thanksgiving
Micah Mattix is joined by guest Dr. Thomas Kidd to discuss how the pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621.