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This seemed a good place to pull together links to anything concerning the kinds of interaction we hope to build here over time, as the book reaches readerships in the U.K., U.S., and Germany.
- television interview featuring the author and Random House publisher Anne Collins in conversation with Carolyn Weaver, host of Fine Print: Where Books Can Take You. Fine Print can be seen on Book Television, Rogers Television, and The Biography Channel.
- reviews and profiles of the book
- discussion guides for reading groups and book clubs
- electronic discussion list -- this page is set up and operational, but has not yet been activated
- an extensive webpage on Hunger's Brides developed by Swiss educator Hans G. Fischer for use with students of English. The page includes author readings and background interviews recorded during Anderson's tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria in the fall of 2005.
- Paul Anderson's weblog -- will go online closer to the author's tour this fall
- academic study guides -- under development
Interviews and responses to questions asked by readers or book people in the media.
More on the locutories of 17th-century Mexico:
"...From their respective journeys across seventeenth-century America, an Englishman, Gage, and an Italian, Carreri, bring us snapshots (the latter’s at least untainted by Gage's Protestant bias) of Mexico City's convents. Gage writes:
Reliable witnesses confirm that the nuns received their visitors without veils, in open defiance, as it were, of the prohibitions of numerous bishops. Not even the chastening rule of separation by a grille could be strictly enforced...."
It is ordinary for the Friars to visit their devoted nuns, and to spend whole days with them, hearing their music, feeding on their sweet-meats. And for this purpose they have many chambers which they call Loquitorios, to talk in, with wooden bars between the nuns and them, and in these chambers are tables for the Fryers to dine at; and while they dine the nuns recreate them with their voices.[i]
From a chapter by Dr. Donald Gregory, Hunger's Brides
[i] The quote from Thomas Gage appears in Octavio Paz, Sor Juana, or, The Traps of Faith, p.122.