63 minutes | Dec 15, 2020

151: Emily Temple (THE LIGHTNESS) & Kōbō Abe's THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES

Emily Temple drops into the Damn Library via webcam, and we all chat about calendars, and the dreams of being a writer as well as the dream of online book recommendation, and knowing you'll rewrite your first draft. Of course we also discuss her novel The Lightness, and how summer camps are kind of proto-cults, and how you end up putting everything into your debut, because of course there will be more. Plus, she brought us the anti-beach read Kōbō Abe's The Woman in the Dunes, and we can still taste the sand.contribute! https://patreon.com/smdbfor drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.commusic: Disaster Magic(https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) This episode is sponsored by Amazon Publishing, publishers of the new Faraway Collection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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