Two Month Review: #4.08: The Physics of Sorrow (Part VII: “Global Autumn”)
This week, Rachel Cordasco from Speculative Fiction in Translation and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press joined Chad and Brian for a fun conversation about part VII of Georgi Gospodinov’s The Physics of Sorrow. They talked about how this book invokes a variety of memories, hotel rooms, Eastern European self-deprecating humor, the saddest place on earth, and much more. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that truly captures the spirit of the Two Month Review. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you’ll come away from this informed and entertained. (And probably wishing you had read the book.)
You can watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube, and while you’re there, subscribe to Chad’s channel and stop by next Monday, April 9th at 9pm eastern to talk with Chad, Brian, and special guest Stiliana Milkova. They’ll be discussing “An Elementary Physics of Sorrow” and the “Conclusion,” and probably touching on Milkova’s literary interests, which include Russian Symbolist erotic poetry and Elena Ferrante.
As always, The Physics of Sorrow (and all the previous Two Month Review titles) is available for 20% off through our website. Just use the code 2MONTH at checkout.
Feel free to comment on this episode—or on the book in general—either on this post, or at the official GoodReads Group.
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The music for this season of Two Month Review is Stars and Babies by Splendor and Misery, featuring Georgi’s translator, Angela Rodel!