Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

What is the purpose of a postmodern literary story? How is it different from storytelling styles of the past? And why should you care? Plus, Frank reads an excerpt from “The Cloak” by Isak Dinesen (pen name of Danish author Karen Blixen) and from the new novel “A Secret History of the American Clash” by modern-day renaissance man Gonzalo Lira.

Show notes:

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
A Secret History of the American Crash by Gonzalo Lira
Jean Baudrillard as the High Priest of Postmodernism
Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel by Frank Marcopolos
The Whirligig: 6 Years of a Lit Mag, Edited by Frank Marcopolos
The Machinist, starring a scary Christian Bale
South by Southwest
Real Writers Fiction-Writing Workshop Meetup in Austin, TX

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Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos lives in Austin, Texas. Hiding from the ever-present Texas sun because of a well-founded fear of skin cancer, he writes short stories and novels that have been praised by some readers, while others have been, like, "Meh." He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: http://youtube.com/brooklynfrank