Tag: frank marcopolos
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
NOTE: This essay appears as a part of my new collection of 10 stories and 2 essays entitled INFINITE ENDING, now available.
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 »
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 »
A sample from the story “Eroticoffica” by Frank Marcopolos, from his new collection, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES.
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 »
Note: This essay appears as a part of the collection of ten postmodern literary stories entitled INFINITE ENDING, available for pre-order now.
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 »
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 »
The Austin Writing Workshop discusses “The Tryst” by Joyce Carol Oates.
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 »
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