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Madeleine L'Engle discusses her book "A Wrinkle in Time"

BROADCAST: Jun. 8, 1990 | DURATION: 00:49:21

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Author Madeleine L’Engle discusses her book “A Wrinkle in Time”, a young adult novel that wrestles with spirituality, science fiction, and fantasy. L’Engle discusses how difficult it was for publishers to see her writing as young-adult, as she was often told adolescence would not be able to handle these challenging topics. This program includes an excerpt of a 1961 interview with Madeleine L’Engle in which she discusses the difference between fact and fiction, or lack thereof, in children’s literature. Studs plays "Heigh, Ho, the Wind and the Rain" - Alfred Deller & Desmond Dupré (1955); "Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai" - Rudolf Serkin (1963); and "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" - Paul Robeson (1937).