The Tragic History of My Nose
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
2.15pm Radio 4. Afternoon Drama.
Moscow, 1852. Nikolai Gogol nurses his-long suffering nose as he works on a sequel to his satirical novel, Dead Souls.
He meets two men who will help determine his fate and the fate of his new manuscript.
The first, Josef, is an actor and con man to whom Gogol becomes attached.
The second, Father Mathew, demands that Gogol reject literature - and the young man.
Comedy/drama by Alastair Jessiman.
What the reviewers said about the Sensitive dramas
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From Windhorse Publications:
Solitude and Loneliness: A Buddhist Perspective
More reflections on a Buddhist Theme from the author of Meaning in Life.
"Some of us are naturally drawn to solitude. For others, the idea of being on our own, whether in the wilds or even in the privacy of our room, can seem like a very unattractive option. Loneliness is an emotion that many of us seek to avoid at all costs and, for those of us for whom this is true, solitude and loneliness may appear synonymous. In this book, we’ll be looking at the Buddhist perspetive on loneliness and how a Buddhist might deal with this problematic emotion. We’ll also be exploring in what way time spent in solitude can be of benefit on the Buddhist path, and we’ll be investigating the seeming paradox that, in facing up to our essential aloneness, we come to recognize how essentially connected to others we truly are."