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A. S. Byatt on How Language Can Divide Us

Byatt is known by many Americans for "Possession," a Booker Prize-winning Victorian novel published here in 1990. Her most recent novel is "Babel Tower." Set in the turbulent 1960s, the book is about Frederica, a young woman involved in a divorce and custody suit, as well as the prosecution of an "obscene" book. "Babel Tower" is the third book in a planned quartet of novels set in different mid-century time frames. (Originally aired 6/6/96)

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Other segments from the episode on October 4, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 4, 1996: Interview with Eddi Palmieri; Interview with A.S. Byatt; Review of the film "Secrets & Lies."

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