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    Pynchon Podcast - Gravity's Rainbow etc

    Please join us for the Pynchon in Public Podcast, where we discuss the works of Thomas Pynchon. Right now we are covering Gravity's Rainbow, so if you always wanted to read this bear of a book but...
  2. This is good timing since I was about to post...

    This is good timing since I was about to post about it. We are doing a chapter by chapter summary and discussion of GR on the Pynchon in Public Podcast. We are about halfway through. Id hope you'd...
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    I assume proust counts. It's no contest for me....

    I assume proust counts. It's no contest for me. Largest single volume was probably pynchons against the day
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    It seems to me like maybe you like dark humor,...

    It seems to me like maybe you like dark humor, and a quirky, maybe gritty sensibility. Gravity's Rainbow is maybe my favorite book, but hard to recommend to someone not used to a long, hard read,...
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    You need collections by Checkov Kafka Babel...

    You need collections by
    Checkov
    Kafka
    Babel
    Borges
    O'Conner
    Tolstoy

    Tolstoy's stories in particular are a great intro to him rather than delving into the longer works.
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    There's no question that the last 100 years has...

    There's no question that the last 100 years has been the American century as many have called it, for better or worse. But before the fall, I think we have to give the nod to Germany. If you look...
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    His early novels sold pretty well I think, and...

    His early novels sold pretty well I think, and they are constantly in print, so he probably does ok.
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    I think the essential quality is strangeness. We...

    I think the essential quality is strangeness. We keep coming back to them because they offer something we can't entirely reckon with.
  9. If you like Jane Eyre, how about Wuthering...

    If you like Jane Eyre, how about Wuthering Heights? That was a seriously bizarre book for its time and even today.
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    I can't wait. I almost don't want to know this...

    I can't wait. I almost don't want to know this far in advance. I try not to dwell on the anticipation.
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    Shakespeare Bible Divine Comedy Canterbury...

    Shakespeare
    Bible
    Divine Comedy
    Canterbury Tales
    Don Quixote
    Persuasion
    All major Dickens
    Middlemarch
    Wuthering heights
    Jane Eyre
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    Middlemarch has to be in contention. Bleak House...

    Middlemarch has to be in contention. Bleak House as well.
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    O'Connor and McCarthy

    O'Connor and McCarthy
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    We are preparing an appreciation over at...

    We are preparing an appreciation over at Noripcord.com which should appear soon, and this is what I submitted for that

    Two TV shows running on public television were seminal in shaping the young...
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    I did the Brothers first and its my favorite,...

    I did the Brothers first and its my favorite, although if you want shorter works, Notes from Underground is a good next step
  16. Thread: Marcel Proust

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    Another great resource is Bloom's essay on Proust...

    Another great resource is Bloom's essay on Proust and sexual jealousy in The Western Canon.
  17. Thread: Marcel Proust

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    BTW, I had my first Madeleine at Cafe Boulud in...

    BTW, I had my first Madeleine at Cafe Boulud in NYC recently, and I can see why his whole life came flooding back - damn that was a good cookie! Appropos of nothing, Yoko Ono was eating in the same...
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    I'm about 200 pages into it and put it down for a...

    I'm about 200 pages into it and put it down for a while with every intention of returning. I was admiring it as well.
  19. Thread: Marcel Proust

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    For me the process of reading Recherche was one...

    For me the process of reading Recherche was one of stops and starts. I got halfway through Swann's Way years ago and just couldn't stick with it. Then several years back I picked it up where I left...
  20. The closest cousin I can think of to 1984 is...

    The closest cousin I can think of to 1984 is Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
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    We talk about it in the podcast but he himself was laughing at stuff he wrote when he was reading from Sabbath's Theater. He seemed like a nice, charming guy. Very intense, but he's a great artist...
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    I think he is referring to a man that does not...

    I think he is referring to a man that does not waver or back down from a challenge or a fight. Someone with a stiff backbone
  23. It was very bittersweet hearing him talk about...

    It was very bittersweet hearing him talk about his youth. A very elegaic speech
  24. Philip Roth's Birthday Celebration - What a thrill!

    My fiancee and I were lucky enough to get a place at Philip Roth's 80th Birthday celebration, put on by the Philip Roth Society in Newark, NJ. We report on the event on the High and Low Podcast...
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    Ulysses is one of my favorite books. It was...

    Ulysses is one of my favorite books. It was tough but I reveled in it. I'm also a big Pynchon fan so there's that. The Wake is just too learned and too deep, for me anyway. I'm fairly well read...
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