Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mantel said a mouthful

. . . And it's very difficult to get back beyond reputation, back to the real man, back to the sources, because a lot of the history we are taught is just packages of prejudice handed on from one generation to the next. And the package is never opened and examined. We just carry it unquestioningly and hand it on ourselves.
2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner, novelist Hilary Mantel, made this comment in an NPR interview with Liane Hanson on October 25, last year. Wolf Hall -- Mantel's prize-winning novel featuring Thomas Cromwell as protagonist -- is out now in paperback. A transcript of the entire NPR interview, as well as an audio link, is available at "Booker Prize winner Mantel tells the story of Henry VIII" (scroll down web page). 

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