Storyological 3.05 - THE PARABOLA PARABLE

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By Storyological, E.G. Cosh, and Chris Kammerud. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In which we discuss,

1. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Welcome to the Monkey House, 1961. (read online)

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2. “The Darkness Box” by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, 1975.

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along with, among other things…

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • NPR, on the day of his death, in April 2007.
  • John Green talking about Slaughterhouse Five for Crash Course (YouTube)
  • Kurt Vonnegut on the shapes of stories (YouTube)

Ursula K. Le Guin

  • NPR, on the day of her death in January of this year.
  • In conversation about the nature of novels at UC Berkeley (YouTube)
  • Profile in the New Yorker by Julie Phillips.

Things of an otherwise nature

  • Wes Anderson’s Worlds, an article by Michael Chabon from the New York Review of Books in 2013.
  • Where’s Waldo? is what we in North America call a British series of puzzle books known there as Where’s Wally?
  • A nice New Yorker type long profile of Voltaire which you can read in the New Yorker.
  • An article from the Oxonian Review, Jane Austen and Satire, by Paula Byrne
  • George Saunders wrote an article about his love of Vonnegut in his book Braindead Megaphone (pdf).
  • “Sea Oak”, a story by George Saunders first published in the New Yorker and collected in his collection, Pastorlia
  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, a book about George Saunders in which size-related shenanigans
  • “Solitude and the Fortresses of Youth, an op-ed by Michael Chabon in the New York Times, in which he writes of idealism and cynicism.
  • That one episode of Storyological, STORY WITH A HOLE, in which we talked about Bring Your Own Spoon by Saad Hossain.

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Happy reading.

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