Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice Reviewed

Aug 6, 2009 by

The new book from the elusive but wildly popular (well, if you swim in the literary circles) Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice, has been out for 2 days (already!).  The web isn’t awash with reviews of the book, as far as I know, but one of the places that does have one up is on Slate. 

Check it out here.

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Slate’s Audio Book Club discusses Infinite Jest

Apr 7, 2009 by

I’ve mentioned in the previous incarnation of this very site that Slate has a podcast of their Audio Book Club, where they discuss a selected classic or new piece of work in every episode.

This recent episode has the Book Club panel discussing the beloved (and equally bewildering) Infinite Jest by the David Foster Wallace.

Interesting discussions – go check it out.

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Slate’s New Poetry Podcast

Dec 24, 2008 by

Slate already produces some of my most listened-to podcasts, including the Political Gabfest and Slate Daily Podcast (which is the read versions of their selected published articles).  And of course, they have an Audio Book Club podcast as well, which discusses specific books every episode.

One of their newer podcasts is the Slate Poetry podcast, which features poems read by their authors.

Now you can listen to Slate poetry wherever you go. Below, browse Slate‘s weekly lineup of new and renewed work by leading poets, selected by Robert Pinsky and read to you by the author. Or subscribe to Slate‘s new Poetry Podcast feed on iTunes and carry the poems with you.

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