Monday, December 31, 2018

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2018 was kind of a low ebb for grapejuice. Robbed of time by usura and other voluntary commitments and distractions, less was manifested than intended. In a way, though, the work continued on in a different form. The following are a series of podcast discussions, hosted by the good folks at Sync Book, in which I contribute a bit and try to extend and interweave the threads of several narrative strands often surfacing here in the blog.

All of these talks revolve around either a book or film, but no boundaries are fixed and things tend to spin off. And if you listen closely you can follow a story from one to the next; themes, symbols and images repeat and modulate, encompassing ever more into the fold. Please enjoy.

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon: Part 1 and Part 2.

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace: Part 1 and Part 2.

Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf: Part 1 and Part 2.

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Vladimir Nabokov: Part 1.

Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick: 3 Parts.

The plan is to get more written this coming year -- it's always the plan. Stay focused, stay inspired, expand the glimpses and moments of wonder. Shuffle off melancholy at the door. Peace to you all.