Tag: postmodernism

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

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...

/ 20 December 2014

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

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...

/ 28 November 2014

Saturday Show #62: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson and Ceil by Harold Brodkey (Are Discussed)

This is a live recording of the Austin Writing Workshop, recorded on June 27, 2014 in North Austin, Texas. The AWW is a fiction-writing workshop focusing primarily on postmodern literary fiction and philosophy. Podcast Timestamps: 0:00 Excerpt from “Fear and...

/ 29 June 2014

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...

/ 9 March 2014