Books of Some Substance
About This Show
The unofficial podcast of literary misfits everywhere who want to engage with books of "substance" (i.e. serious, respected, heavy, philosophical, classic), or at least considered such.
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23 - No, I Wouldn't Call It That: Heinrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
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With Nathan still motorcycling through the Americas, David and Nick are joined by Johanna, a wonderful and informative member of the Books of Some Substance bookclub, to discuss Heinrich Böll's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Or: How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead. We talk Böll's style, violence in all its forms (institutional, linguistic, literal), fake news, 70s West Germany and the red scare, Amanda (Foxy) Knox(y), and, of course, like the appearance of Tlönian objects, a Borges reference is made. Find a copy of the book, read it, and listen. Follows us on Instagram & Twitter: @booksosubstance Check out our homepage: www.booksofsomesubstance.com
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Dec 20, 2017
Rated 5 out of
I like their book selection and the banter between the three of them. The later episodes are getting better. And I love the strange little outros they do. The meditation one was great!
Date published: 2017-03-21