BBC World Service

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BBC World Service is showcasing some of the most memorable performances of this year's BBC Proms. Due to the time difference, KPBX listeners hear it at 4 a.m. on Sundays, and the delightful performances are well worth the early time! Selections of the Proms will also air during Performance Today.

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

Novelists have always put their heroines through awful ordeals. But over time, these tribulations change. Where the 19th Century was filled with fictional women trapped in punishing marriages — think of Middlemarch or The Portrait of a Lady — today's heroines face trials that are bigger, more political, and more physically demanding. They fight in hunger games.

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