Month: March 2019

Episode 313 – Nathan Englander

Virtual Memories Show 313: Nathan Englander “Why I like writing is: it always feels like the first book.” On the eve of his fifth book, the wonderful kaddish.com: A novel (Knopf), Nathan Englander looks back on 20 years of publishing. We get into how he wrote this novel at a breakneck pace compared to his…

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Episode 312 – Bram Presser

Virtual Memories Show 312: Bram Presser “To me, this is a book about how we tell stories, and how we come to understand stories.” What sort of person breaks into Auschwitz? An author — and semi-reformed punk rocker, recovering academic and occasional criminal lawyer — in search of answers. Bram Presser joins the show to…

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Episode 311 – Martin Hägglund

Virtual Memories Show 311: Martin Hägglund “Only a being who is finite and anxious about their finitude can lead a spiritual life.” What if we treated our finite lives as a feature instead of a bug? How would we revalue our time and how could that shape our society? In his new book, This Life:…

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Episode 310 – James Sturm

Virtual Memories Show 310: James Sturm “I don’t consider myself to be a political cartoonist, but I feel like no one can afford not to be political right now.” Cartoonist and educator James Sturm joins the show to talk about his new graphic novel, Off Season(Drawn & Quarterly), the story of a disintegrating marriage set…

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