We regret to inform you that, in the course of our discussion of TRAIN DREAMS, we got waylaid in a STONER-shaped ditch. We spend a good deal of time fruitlessly comparing the two books, while trying to pin down what exactly Johnson is up to in this novella. At the 40 minute mark, we praise the Hawks and Suns for choosing a direction for their respective franchises and sailing toward it, regardless of draft whiffs and failed playoffs run they may have left in their wake. Next time, we hope to have Elisa Gabbert back on to discuss Jane Bowles' TWO SERIOUS LADIES with us. And while you're at it, why not join our Patreon, where you'll get instant access to additional episodes.
DENIS JOHNSON, FAME, & THE 2,000-PAGE RULE: A story of an invitation received many years ago from legendary author Denis Johnson, and lessons learned about opportunity and the unexpected forms inspiration can take. Mentioned in this episode: Johnson's "Jesus' Son"; Johnson's "Tree of Smoke"; National Book Award. Music: "Anthem of a Quirky Hipster" by Rex Banner; "Lemonade" by Shtriker Big Band; "The Beat of the Land" by Assaf Ayalon (All music used by courtesy of the artists through a licensing agreement with Artlist). This episode reprised from the ITA Archives.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/in-the-atelier/support