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Texts in the City: Life of Pi
In this week’s Texts in the City, bookseller and novelist Peter Mews joins Jenny Niven in a discussion about Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
Together, they reveal layers of meaning in the text. Given the way the story is structured, what does it say about truth, reality and authorship? What are anthropomorphism and zoomorphism, and what do they mean in this book? What is the significance of the book’s opening line? And – in this unusual, layered work of fiction – what is the role of faith and despair?