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40.5 - The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince

In our next minisode, we talk about Oscar Wilde's fairy tales, their sadness, their indebtedness to H.C. Andersen,...

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40 - The Picture of Dorian Gray

As we are reunited in Dublin's fair city, we discuss the works of one of its most famous literary sons, its morals,...

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39.5 - The Raven

A brief appraisal of Edgar Allan Poe's classic spooky poem.Special Musical Appearance by...

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39 - The Crying of Lot 49

We dive into Pynchon's paranoid world of conspiracy, madness and of course... mail delivery.

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38 - Atlas Shrugged

Making America great again is not a novel idea, as we see in Ayn Rand's gigantic tome. We talk about its merits...

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37 - Dracula

Belated Halloween greetings from us, as we discuss the grandfather of modern vampire literature, its documentary...

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36 - White Teeth (Sort Of)

Unfortunately not able to give you a proper episode on Zadie Smith's novel, we still talk about it a bit, do a bit of...

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35 - The Catcher in the Rye

Following countless teenagers over the past 65 years, we talk about JD Salinger's only novel, its unique voice, its...

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34 - Gargantua and Pantagruel

We discuss Rabelais' satirical masterpiece, in all its gross, fascinating and surprisingly relatable aspects.

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33 - Crave

The most mature and most challenging play by contemporary drama's most prominent voice, Crave gives us opportunity to...

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32 - Nothing

While you might say we talk about nothing every time, this episode we discuss it as a parable, as a book for...

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31 - The Name of the Rose

Remembering the late Umberto Eco's breakthrough novel, we discuss medieval theology, postmodern philosophy and why...

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30 - XIV Sonnet 151

We conclude our Shakespeare Sonnet series by discussing how troubled the author's love life seems, what the Sonnets...

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30 - XIII Sonnet 144

The Fair Youth and the Dark Lady come head to head, as we discuss Sonnet 144 and its soap-opera love triangle,...

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30 - XII Sonnet 130

Realistic declaration of love or negative putdown? Sonnet 130 has us puzzling its ambiguities as well as its...

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30 - XI Sonnet 129

The first of our chosen sonnets directed at the "Dark Lady", 129 offers a merciless portrayal of sex as something...

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30 - X Sonnet 56

Taking a step back, we see whether Sonnet 56 is the better and more realistic appraisal of love as something...

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30 - IX Sonnet 116

Talking about one of Shakespeare's most popular poems, we argue whether this is a shallow crowd-pleaser or another...

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30 - VII Sonnet 78

Discussing Sonnet 78, we talk about the mysterious "Rival Poet" and how jealous Shakespeare can be

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30 - V Sonnet 64

Entering the "dark" 60s, Sonnet 64 presents us with a depressing view on mortality and transience.

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