Tag: frank marcopolos
Saturday Show #52: The Cloak by Isak Dinesen (Secretly Known as Karen Blixen) + A Secret History of the American Crash by Gonzalo Lira
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 … Read More »
A podcast with Papa. And other thoughts, theories, things.
Show notes/relevant links:
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
Hardcore History – Must-Listen Podcasting
The Lost Generation
Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris
Teddy Roosevelt – Rough Riders
We worship at the altar of the slaughter. We bow down and make sacrifice to its Holy Being. We grace ourselves in its glow. Because in the cathedrals of literature, no other Deity can bestow upon you such Grace.
Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer … Read More »
From WikiPedia: “Juan Rulfo (16 May 1917 – 7 January 1986) was a Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer. One of Latin America’s most esteemed authors, Rulfo’s reputation rests on two slim books, the novel Pedro Páramo (1955), and El Llano en llamas (1953), a collection of short stories. Fifteen of these seventeen short stories have … Read More »
Mini-review of “Acrobat” by Gonzalo Lira:
The contract that Mr. Lira makes with the reader at the start of this novel is this: fasten your seatbelt. He then proceeds to deliver on this contract throughout the narrative. The early relentless action, however, is connected by a plot that is believable, intimate, and yet somehow fantastical. To … Read More »
Saturday Show #48: How to Get Free Stuff from Amazon.com (Plus, analysis of “Eventide” by James Purdy)
In this episode of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank explains how to get free stuff from Amazon.com. Then, he relays the lessons learned from the analysis of “Eventide” by James Purdy by the Real Writers Workshop in Austin, Texas.
Music provided by radiotimes, admiralbob77, and lazztunes_07 of ccMixter.org. Liner provided by the lovely and … Read More »
A-Rod found guilty! 162-game suspension! An entire career built on ‘roidy fraud! And Frank discusses how this illuminates some of the deepest philosophical concepts of our time. (No, it isn’t a stretch.) Also discussed are “Nirvana” by Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson, and Frank’s novel about fraternal competition, “Almost Home,” available on Amazon, Barnes & … Read More »
Are we in the American era of the disappearance of men? How does this manifest in literature and the arts? Have men become nothing more than spectators watching other men slap each other on the ass? What can be done about the epidemic of boy-men running around in America? Can men be salvaged? Should they … Read More »
“Wait. You’re doing WHAT?” she said. “I’m writing a fairy tale… of OUR relationship,” I said. She said…
Plus, news about the latest lawsuit filed by Big Publishing Luddites, the Authors Guild, this time against Google Books, and the launch of the super-awesome Tim Ferriss Book Club! It’s a laughfest, a crybonanza, and chock full (as … Read More »
In this exciting episode, Frank discusses the revelations that the C.I.A. has been in control of American “culture” since the beginning. This includes the funding of The Paris Review and other literary magazines, as well as the global promotion of American Abstract Expressionism in an effort to defeat Communism through the triumph of American (presumably … Read More »