American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Philip K. Dick Book Club: The Simulacra, Part 4

Part 4 of my thoughts on Philip K. Dick's 1964 novel "The Simulacra".

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Episode 241: Willia Cather, My Antonia (2)

The second part (0f two) of my comments on Willa Cather's "My Antonia".

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Episode 240: Willa Cather: My Antonia, Part 1

The first half of my thoughts on Willa Cather's "My Antonia", a great novel on the American frontier and the social history of American immigrant women.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 100.3: The Simulacra (3)

More of mny comments on Philip K. Dick's "The Simulacra".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 100.2: The Simulacra (2)

Part two of my thoughts on Phiip K. Dick's "The Simulacra".

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Episode 239: Willa Cather: The Song of the Lark-4

The conclusion of my thoughts on Willa Cather's novel "The Song of the Lark".

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Episode 238: Willa Cather: The Song of the Lark (3)

Part three of "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather explores Thea's soul searching as she comes to a crisi in her musical education in Chicago.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 100.1: The Simulacra (1)

Part one of my review of Philip K. Dick's 1964 novel "The Simulacra". It's a good one.

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Episode 237: Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark (2)

In the second part of Willa Cather's "The Song of the Lark", Thea arrives in the barren wasteland of Chicago in order to contuine her musical education only to discover her talent as a singer.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 99.5: Martian Time-Slip (5)

The conclusion to my thoughts on Philip K. Dick's brilliant novel "Martian Time-Slip".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 99.4: Martian Time-Slip (4)

We are nearing the end of "Martian Time-Slip". In this part of the novel, things get a little bit weird.

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Episode 236: Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark (1)

First part of my review of "The Song of the Lark", a heafty novel by Willa Cather about becoming an artist, the rapidly changing frontier, and the costs of being a career woman.

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Episode 235: Willia Cather, O Pioneers, Part 2

The second half of my review of Willa Cather's "O Pioneers". Next up, "The Song of the Lark."

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 99.3: Martian Time-Slip (3)

More of my thoughts on Philip K. Dick's novel "Martian Time-Slip".

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Episode 234: Willia Cather, O Pioneers, Part 1

The first episode of a two part series on Willa Cather's novel "O Pioneers".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 99.2: Martian Time-Slip (2)

Part two of my series on Philip K. Dick's 1964 novel "Martian Time-Slip".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 99.1: Martian Time-Slip

The first part of my thoughts on Dick's 1964 novel "Martian Time-Slip". Oh, it is so good!

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Episode 233: Willa Cather, The Troll Garden

The first episode in my series on the early novels of Willa Cather. We begin with her collection of short stories on art and artists, "The Troll Gardens".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 98: If There Was No Benny Cemoli

A bit more on the media and the mythology of history in "If There Was No Benny Cemoli", another a Philip K. Dick's 1963 short stories.

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Episode 232: James Weldon Johnson: Essays (2) and Poems

I close out my series on turn on early 20th century Afircan-American writers with a look at some more essays by James Weldon Johnson and some of his poems.

Next up, Willa Cather's early works.

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Episode 231: James Weldon Johnson: Essays (1)

In this episode, I look at some of James Weldon Johnson's early essays and the introductions to some of his edited work.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 97: Stand-by and What’ll We Do With Ragland Park

In this episode I will look at two Philip K. Dick tales that make up a single story. "Stand-by" and "What'll We Do WIth Ragland Park" together make a short novel about the media, automated political power, folk music, and posthumanism.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 96: Days of Perky Pat

Back to some Philip K. Dick short stories. The first we will look at is "The Days of Perky Pat" a tale about war, the future, and Barbie dolls.

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Episode 230: James Weldon Johnson: Along This Way (4)

The finale of my review of James Weldon's Johnson autobigraphy, "Along This Way" Thsi part focuses on his civil rights work with the NAACP.

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Episode 229: James Weldon Johnson: Along This Way (3)

In this part of "Along This Way" James Weldon Johnson discusses his career in the State Department and his participation in U.S. imperialism in Latin America.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 95.4: The Game-players of Titan (4)

The finale of my review and commentary on Philip K. Dick's novel "The Gameplayers of Titan".

 

 

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Episode 228: James Weldon Johnson: Along This Way (2)

 Part 2 of James Weldon Johnson's autobiography "Along This Way" looks at his time in New York with with his brother and his time as a school principal.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 95.3: The Game-players of Titan (3)

Part 3 of my review and comments of Philip K. Dick's "The Game-Players of Titan". Thanos has yet to show up.

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Episode 227: James Weldon Johnson: Along this Way (1)

"Along This Way" is James Weldon Johnson's autobiography. The first part of it explores his family and his education.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 95.2: The Game-players of Titan (2)

Part two of my comments on Philp K. Dick's "The Game-players of Titan".

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