The Casual Academic: A Literary Podcast
About This Show
In-depth literary discussion without the pretence. Just good books. Based out of Madrid, Spain, we compress big ideas and in-depth discussion of literature into a digestible, entertaining format.
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Aside #17 - Summer Reads, The Return of the Serial & Electric Lit's "Star Witness"
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And we're back! The light in august has faded, and that means a return to work and, better news, the return of The Causal Academic. We catch up on our summers, what we read, and warn fellow travelers of the pitfalls of flying with Air Canada. More importantly, however, we discuss at length the return of the serial, and why serializing fiction on paper and digital mediums is a great idea. To wrap up, we talk about Electric Literature's serial "Star Witness," a story of seven installments by Joe Meno.
We're excited to be back, and we hope you are too! We'll be jumping into Adolfo Bioy Casares' "The Invention of Morel" next, and then getting lost in V.S. Naipaul's "The Enigma of Arrival," so if you haven't read 'em yet, get on the train!
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