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Milman Parry: The Man Who Killed Homer

Guest: Robert Kanigel is Professor Emeritus of Science Writing at MIT and the author of several books for which he has received many awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEH “Public Scholar” grant.  His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; it has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel. Professor’s Kanigel latest book is Hearing Homer’s Song: The Brief Life and Big Idea of Milman Parry.