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Tales of Our Times, From Apple to ISIS

Posted on 23 Mar 2017

Building upon his much-praised BBC Radio 4 series '21st Century Mythologies', Peter Conrad discusses the enduring place of myth in contemporary culture and society.

Peter Conrad’s exhilarating book exposes the absurdity and occasional insanity of our godforsaken, demon-haunted contemporary culture. Here he chats to Jasper Rees about Barthes’ influence over his choice of essays, whether or not he has dined at Nandos restaurant and the all female gaggle of Velociraptors, also known as The Kardashians.


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