Recorded in Hove during the amazing heatwave of earlier this year, Charles Adrian sits down for this 35th Second-Hand Book Factory with Swiss theatre maker and performer Marcel Schwald. They talk about the importance of celebrating of imperfection and of reading Gertrude Stein aloud, exhausting Charles Adrian’s knowledge of Civil War battles on the way. The second music track, by the way, is a mystery – if anybody recognises it, we would be very grateful for any information that you might have; you can, of course, leave a comment on Charles Adrian’s web site (for those listening through Mixcloud, the address is charlesadrian.com, and you can follow the links to Page One).
The Book Of Tea – Okakura Tenshin
The English Civil War, A People’s History by Diane Purkiss
The Making Of Americans by Gertrude Stein