Short Letter, Long Farewell with Joshua Jones

Episode 7 February 21, 2023 01:13:53
Short Letter, Long Farewell with Joshua Jones
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Short Letter, Long Farewell with Joshua Jones

Feb 21 2023 | 01:13:53

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Show Notes

Writer and artist Joshua Jones joins us to discuss Peter Handke's Short Letter, Long Farewell. We disassemble the machinery of American mythmaking, drift through the empty avenues of modern alienation, and wonder why Europeans are so weird about the Land of the Free. If you're anti-spoiler, we recommend saving this episode until you've had a chance to read the book.

More about our guest:

Joshua Jones is a queer, autistic writer and artist from South Wales, now residing in Cardiff. He is the Director of Dyddiau Du, a DIY community library and art/literature space in Cardiff. He released a collaborative pamphlet of cut-up poetry and art with Caitlin Flood-Molyneux in 2022, and his debut short story collection, Local Fires, will be published by Parthian Books, September 2023.

References:

Dubliners by James Joyce
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
The Last Days of Roger Federer by Geoff Dyer
Wim Wenders
Wings of Desire
The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
Edward Hopper
Crash by J. G. Ballard
Alice in the Cities
John Ford
America and Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
Don DeLillo
Apocalypse Now
The Fundamentals of Caring
Paris, Texas
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Fyodor Dostoevsky
A Dream Play by August Strindberg
Henrik Ibsen
Ingmar Bergman
Green Henry by Gottfried Keller
Mark Fisher
Young Mr. Lincoln
How Green Was My Valley
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ulysses
The Odyssey by Homer
Anton Chekhov
The Wizard of Oz
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Persuasion by Jane Austen
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Iron Horse

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