What makes a great literary duo? Two authors inspiring one another? Two characters who fall in love? Best friends? Rivals? Host Jacke Wilson is joined by the President of the Literature of the Supporters Club to discuss. Jacke and Mike also respond to a listener question about building a World Literature syllabus. But first, Jacke draws upon some listener feedback to take a look at the condition America’s condition is in. What kind of country gives a goldfish plastic surgery?
This episode is dedicated to a certain special someone. Thank you, Mr. Hot Wing.
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The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
Moon Palace by Paul Auster
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Blow-Up and Other Stories by Julio Cortazar
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
The Neopolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
Zadig by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
The Decameron by Boccaccio
Orientalism by Edward Said
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
“The Thousand and One Nights” by Jorge Luis Borges
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
“The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Sheherezade” by Edgar Allen Poe
The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Aubrey-Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
You can find more literary discussion at jackewilson.com and more episodes of the series at historyofliterature.com.
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