62 mins watch time
Posted April 2021
We all fantasise about lives unlived – and who, with different choices and opportunities, we might otherwise have become. And when we confront our imaginary selves, we discover who we are. From Robert Frost to Sharon Olds, Virginia Woolf to Ian McEwan, storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have. What forces encourage us to think this way about ourselves, and to identify with fictional and poetic voices speaking from the shadows of what might have been?