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TMR 13.3: “Lettrocalamity” [ADA, OR ARDOR]

Chad and Brian cover a ton of topics in this relatively short episode including: Adam and Eve, botany, butterflies, the Wild West, enchantment, incest, codes, and Bosom Buddies. It’s a fun episode filled with lyrical Nabokovian passages and speculation about what’s to come in this sprawling novel. And Isak, Brian’s daughter, jumps on a couple times to contribute. If you want to see a picture of “Eugene,” be sure and watch the YouTube edition.

This week’s music is “Book by Nabokov” by Roberto Facchinetti.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can watch episode 3 live next Wednesday where you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statments.

Follow Open Letter, Chad Post, and Brian Wood for random thoughts and information about upcoming guests.

Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions.

You can also support this podcast and all of Open Letter’s activities by making a tax-deductible donation through the University of Rochester.



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