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TMR 13.8: “Vinelander” [ADA, OR ARDOR]

In a rather subdued (re: election night hangover) episode, Chad and Brian discuss the relationship between cinema and writing, photos and memory, and what seems to be Nabokov’s relationship to movies as art. They also talk about the screwball comedy nature of Van and Ada being found out, discuss the way in which part II differs from part I, learn a bit about Ada’s engagement, and head into part III, with grand hopes for how Nabokov’s book will turn out.\

This week’s music is “Twin Cinema” by The New Pornographers. (It should not have taken eight episodes to realize how fitting this song is for this season.)

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. You can watch episode 9 live next Wednesday where you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, or correct inaccurate statements.

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

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