Episode 23: Reflections on 'Monet Refuses the Operation'
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In this episode, Rupert shares the poem 'Monet Refuses the Operation', by Lisel Mueller. He places the poem into context in the life of the painter Claude Monet, as well as in Mueller’s own life, and delves into the themes of perception and illusion that it explores. Lisel Mueller was born in Germany in 1924, and lived most of her life in the US until her death in 2020.
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