Part of a podcast series

The Wheeler Centre

View all episodes in this series

Texts in the City: Life of Pi

Listen to 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?

The Wheeler Centre

Subscribe to the Wheeler Centre's podcast to hear full recordings of our talks – featuring the best in books, writing and ideas.