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 founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.