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TMR 18.10: “Looks Like a Lump of Shit to Me” [Ann Quin]

The final episode of this season focuses on The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments, focusing on the titular story/unfinished novel, along with a few other shorter pieces. The gang looks back at all of Ann Quin’s books, speculate on what her career might have been had she lived another couple decades, whether of not she should be taught in a creative writing class, and more.

This week’s music is “Web in Front” by Archers of Loaf.

You can find all previous seasons of TMR on our YouTube channel and stay tuned for information about Season 19 on The Remembered Part by Rodrigo Fresán.

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Follow Open Letter, Chad Post, and Brian Wood for random thoughts and information about upcoming guests. And visit Kaija’s website for info on her translations, photography, and more!

All of Ann Quin’s books are available through Bookshop.org, or at better bookstores everywhere. Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions.

The large image associated with this post is copyrighted by Ryan Smithright.



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