Three Percent Podcast #3: Never Any End to Paris, Irony, and Rooting for Teams You Hate
In this week’s episode, Tom and Chad discuss Enrique Vila-Matas’s forthcoming “Never Any End to Paris,” which was translated by Anne McLean.
In the novel, the narrator gives a three-day lecture on irony and his experiences living in Paris for two years, trying to emulate Ernest Hemingway.
They also talk NBA playoffs and rooting against cities. (Yes, it’s baseball/smack talking season again.)
This week’s intro/outro song is We’re from Barcelona from the band I’m from Barcelona. (We chose this both because it fits in with Vila-Matas and the book—the narrator leaves Barcelona for Paris—and as a subtle way of supporting Barcelona against Manchester United in the Champions League Championship.)