Peter Toohey, Author On His Book “Boredom: A Lively History”

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Author PETER TOOHEY speaks to Eoin Drinan about exploring boredom in his new book “Boredom: A Lively History”.

They talk of the difference between simple boredom and an existential boredom, his work as a classics lecturer which inspired his interest in the subject, literary reference to boredom in Russian novels, the idea of religion and art being a form of escape from boredom and what his next projects may be.

 

Duration: 13'56" DATE: May 16, 2013
Interviewer:Eoin Drinan
Producer:Eoin Drinan
Interviewee:Peter Toohey
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:Boredom, classics, russian novels,
LocationInternational Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130516_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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