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Episode 255: Fall of Finales, Denis Johnson

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This week we’re talking about Denis Johnson’s final book, the short story collection The Largesse of the Sea Maiden. Prior to reading this one, we’d both been fans of Johnson’s work, and had even met him once, in grad school. We talk about how his final stories compare to the ones that sparked his career as a fiction writer, in particular how the narrators in these pieces feel almost like more mature, more contemplative versions of the main character in Jesus’ Son.

In the second half of the show, we wrestle with some bad reviews of Johnson’s work, and then we take one more dive into the NaNoWriMo forums to help people with their pressing fiction questions.

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One thought on “Episode 255: Fall of Finales, Denis Johnson

  1. uwu is a face, the “u”s are eyes and the “w” is the mouth
    it’s a very anime weeb emoticon

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