Month: April 2019

Episode 318 – Ersi Sotiropoulos

Virtual Memories Show 318: Ersi Sotiropoulos “It’s very important how you say things, because the stories themselves are the same: love, death, sex, betrayal. Since Homer, we repeat the same stories.” How does an artist make The Leap into greatness? In Ersi Sotiropoulos‘ wondrous new novel, What’s Left of the Night (New Vessel Press, tr….

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Episode 317 – Frederic Tuten

Virtual Memories Show 317: Frederic Tuten “I told Jerome Charyn, ‘You escaped the Bronx by writing about it. I escaped by never going back.’” With My Young Life (Simon & Schuster), Frederic Tuten had to get over his notion that memoir is a cheap shot in order to look back at the beginning of a…

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Episode 316 – Michael Carroll

Virtual Memories Show 316: Michael Carroll “I think I became a writer because my father never wanted to get out of the car.” The Village People tell us that Key West is the key to happiness, but is it also the key to a literary legacy? Michael Carroll joins the show to talk about his…

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Episode 315 – David Shields

Virtual Memories Show 315: David Shields “We’ll all be dead quite soon. This is our one chance to learn something about life on earth. I’m imbued with the question of, ‘Why all these masks?’” With his new book, The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power (Mad Creek Books), essayist David…

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Episode 314 – Mark Alan Stamaty

Virtual Memories Show 314: Mark Alan Stamaty “MacDoodle St. is the closest I ever got to the direction I wanted to go with my work.” To celebrate the new 40th anniversary edition of MacDoodle St. (New York Review Comics), Mark Alan Stamaty joins the show for a conversation about that comic strip/graphic novel and what…

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