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Saturday Show #81: Why I Transformed Myself Into a Nightingale by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

20th December

As you might expect, this episode opens with a discussion of Pyrrhonean Skepticism and its ancient Greek opponent, Dogmatism. The group discusses the parallels between that dynamic and the current dynamic between Modenism and Postmodernism. We then discuss the short (very short) story, “Why I Transformed Myself Into a Nightingale” by Wolfgang Hildesheimer. We then … Read More »



Moving Beyond Ayn Rand: Why Postmodernism is the Most Effective Literary Genre for Advancing Libertarian Ideas

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Essays, Infinite Ending: Ten Stories. No Comments

16th December

NOTE: This essay appears as a part of my new collection of 10 stories and 2 essays entitled INFINITE ENDING, now available.

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I. Introduction

Within the vast expanse of literature that has been produced over the past few decades and which can be characterized as postmodern, readers find a wide range of ideas that can come into … Read More »



Saturday Show #80: Conflation by Frank Marcopolos, part of the new collection INFINITE ENDING

13th December

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to determine if something is art or entertainment, the main philosophical points of Immanuel Kant, the differences between the literary genres of modernism and postmodernism, “Conflation” by Frank Marcopolos, and “Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey” by Elizabeth McCracken. “Conflation” is part of the 10-story … Read More »



Infinite Ending Sample #1: Eroticoffica by Frank Marcopolos

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Excerpts, Infinite Ending: Ten Stories, Podcast. No Comments

7th December

A sample from the story “Eroticoffica” by Frank Marcopolos, from his new collection, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES.



Saturday Show #79: Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey by Elizabeth McCracken

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Stories, Writing Group. No Comments

30th November

Note: My new book, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES, is now available for pre-order. In e-book format, it’s only 99 little cents so why not support a pasty indie author like me for half the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee?

This episode features a group discussion of whether writers should go independent or take the … Read More »



Writing from the Ruins: An Unreliable History of Postmodern Literary Fiction

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Essays, Infinite Ending: Ten Stories. No Comments

28th November

Note: This essay appears as a part of the collection of ten postmodern literary stories entitled INFINITE ENDING, available for pre-order now.

1. Introduction

Postmodern literature defies a simple, coherent definition. The beginning, middle, and end of the movement—just as the stories which it contains—cannot easily be marked. Rather than clearly designated points on a timeline, postmodern … Read More »



Saturday Show #78: Scheherazade by Haruki Murakami

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. 1 Comment

16th November

In this episode of Saturday Show, the Austin Writing Workshop discusses the short story “Scheherazade” by Haruki Murakami, plus a member-submitted story entitled, “Automobile Days.” An audiobook-like performance of “Automobile Days” is included.

From the Wikipedia:

Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki?, born January 12, 1949) is a contemporary Japanese writer. Murakami has been translated into 50 … Read More »



Saturday Show #77: The Tryst by Joyce Carol Oates

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. 1 Comment

7th November

The Austin Writing Workshop discusses “The Tryst” by Joyce Carol Oates.

From Wikipedia:

Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She … Read More »



Saturday Show #76: The Hortlak by Kelly Link (Part 2)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Stories. 1 Comment

1st November

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Saturday Show #75: The Hortlak by Kelly Link (Part 1)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Podcast, Saturday Show. 4 comments

25th October

More Kelly Linkness? Kelly’s website can be accessed by clicking this very link.