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Episode 13: John Barth, On With the Story

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This week, your loyal Book Fighters try to figure out how they could have such different responses to the same book. One of us found the metafictional elements of On with the Story delightful, while the other found them smug and unfunny. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Will the podcast finally come to blows? Will yet one more friendship be ruined by literature?

We also try to figure out what our students really mean when they say stories are “depressing.” Are all good stories depressing? Can there be a literature of happiness?

As always, you can listen to the episode by clicking on the little player thingy below, or download the file to play on any mp3-compatible device. Or click on the iTunes widget over there on the right to download (or subscribe) in iTunes. While you’re there, how about giving us a little review love? It’ll only take a few seconds, and will help spread word about the podcast to the masses.

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Thanks for listening!

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Author: mikeingram25

writer, editor

One thought on “Episode 13: John Barth, On With the Story

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