Sinopsis

Stories of how writers survived the Great Depression.

Episodios

  • Delmore Schwartz: Ringing Your Fate

    Delmore Schwartz: "Ringing Your Fate"

    03/05/2016 Duración: 06min

    This episode explores the poetry and prose of Delmore Schwartz, a poet who found the entire course of his life reshaped by the colossal force of the Great Depression. Special thanks to our guest, poet and author Craig Morgan Teicher. You can read his work here: http://bit.ly/1NQVLmq You can read Schwartz's work in the brand new collection, "Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz." http://www.ndbooks.com/book/once-and-for-all-the-best-of-delmore-schwartz/ You can read his great poem, "Tired and Unhappy, You Think of Houses" here: http://bit.ly/1NQVm3i You can listen to Gluck's "Deh! Placatevi con me" here: http://bit.ly/1QPth78 You can read the English translation of the opera here: http://bit.ly/1SYrGn4 You can read an adapted, expanded and hyperlinked transcript of this podcast on Medium: http://bit.ly/1X91uGm This episode also included music by Kevin MacLeod. Anamalie Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licens

  • May Swenson: Work and Sleep and Drop Dead

    May Swenson: "Work and Sleep and Drop Dead"

    15/01/2016 Duración: 06min

    This episode explores the Great Depression writings of the great poet, May Swenson. We explore Swenson's work for the Federal Writers Project, a radical piece of New Deal legislation that put hundreds of unemployed writers back to work creating city guidebooks, cultural essays, and oral histories in the mid 1930s. Swenson joined the folklore unit of the Federal Writers Project, interviewing a series of department store workers, immigrants and factory employees at the National Biscuit Company. Photo: National Biscuit Company Building, 15th St. & 10th Ave., NYC. http://www.loc.gov/item/00650317/ You can find her collected poems at this link: https://www.loa.org/books/381-collected-poems This episode also included music by Kevin MacLeod. "Sneaky Snitch" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Moonlight Hall" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommon

  • James Agee: If it hurts you, be glad of it.

    James Agee: "If it hurts you, be glad of it."

    25/11/2015 Duración: 06min

    This episode explores LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN, a Depression-era book by the great James Agee. Giller Prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud joins us for the podcast, explaining how Agee's work influenced her novel, QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME. This is a podcast created by Jason Boog, telling the stories of how a generation of men and women writers survived the Great Depression. Photograph by Walker Evans: "Laura Minnie Lee Tengle" http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007675778/ "Odyssey" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Comfortable Mystery 2" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Schubert: Symphony in C Major, D.944, the Great Podcast image: “High Straw Hat” by Ernest A. Towers, Jr. From the Index of American Design

  • Arch Oboler: That Thing! Its True!

    Arch Oboler: "That Thing! It's True!"

    26/10/2015 Duración: 05min

    This is a podcast created by Jason Boog, telling the stories of how a generation of men and women writers survived the Great Depression. Our first episode explores the bloody legacy of the great horror radio writer, Arch Oboler. This podcast episode was adapted from my 2007 essay for The Believer, “Skinning the Americans.” http://www.believermag.com/issues/200709/?read=article_boog "Dark Fog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode included two brief clips from the Old Time Radio Drama, Lights Out “The Author And The Thing” by Arch Oboler “Murder Castle” by Arch Oboler https://archive.org/details/LightsOutoldTimeRadio# Podcast image: “High Straw Hat” by Ernest A. Towers, Jr. From the Index of American Design

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