Manage episode 204071303 series 1394059
In which we discuss,
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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