The Incomparable Mothership #139 May 4, 2013
“A Wrinkle In Time”, book and graphic novel.

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We delve into the children’s literary classic “A Wrinkle In Time,” by Madeline L’Engle, as well as its recent graphic-novel adaptation by Hope Larson. Why is there a brain on that table? What are the pros and cons of cooking dinner on a Bunsen burner for the average Super-Cool Science Family? Come for the Cold War allegories about communism, stay to talk religion with a bunch of nerds!

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 22 minutes)

Show Notes

“A Wrinkle in Time” (the original novel)

“A Wrinkle in Time” (Hope Larsen graphic novel)

“When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead

Published in 2010, this book is heavily influenced by “A Wrinkle in Time” and also won the Newberry.

Time Quartet (Wikipedia)

Video: “A Wrinkle in Time” in 90 seconds

Profiles: The Storyteller (The New Yorker)

A lengthy profile of L’Engle from 2004.

The Power and the Allegory

A Bookforum essay on L’Engle and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

This remastered edition of this episode includes the entire contents of the “Bonus Track” (originally posted separately) after the end music.

Topics Covered