Genius and Character

GUESTS: TIM REDMAN, Ph.D. *Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas *Author, Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism (Cambridge University Press, 1991) *Currently working on a biography of Ezra Pound OTHER GUESTS: TBA Have you ever had the chance to meet someone you've always admired— an author, a musician, an actor... only to find out they were unpleasant, unbalanced, or both? When we discover that an artist like Picasso battered his wife... does that affect our perception of his work? Does genius excuse bad behavior? And if not, why do so many people tolerate it? Join Brooke Gladstone and guests for a look at the relationship between genius and character.

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