Gillian Beer interviewed by “El Mundo” in early February 2010
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Dame Gillian Beer, the distinguished literary critic who is a Consulting Editor of “The International Literary Quarterly”, and who contributed an example of her prose to Issue 5 of Interlitq, was interviewed by “El Mundo” at the beginning of this month. In the interview, Beer, who had been attending the Hay Festival 2010 in Cartagena (Colombia), discussed little-known aspects of Charles Darwin such as his passion for music, including work by Handel and Chopin, opera and British choral music, and also that he possessed literary discernment and was a keen reader. Beer winds up by revealing that she would in the future be interested in researching the work of Lewis Carroll, fascinated as she is by the fact that “Alice in Wonderland” demonstrates a “mathematical logic”.