American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 27: The Sonia Greene revisions

Lovecraft revised a couple of interesting stories by Sonia Greene, his future wife. While we can identify a few Lovecraftian themes Sonia Greene brings her how thoughts to these tales.

Episode414:James Agee: Agee on Film (4)

In this episode I finish looking at Agee's NATION reviews and then jump into some he wrote for TIME. In 1948 Agee stopped writing film reviews for both publications.

H. P. Lovecraft BookClub:Series 3: Episode 26: The Green Meadow, The Crawling Chaos, and Poetry and the Gods

In this episode I look at three of Lovecraft's revisions with Winifred Jackson and Anna Helen Crofts ("The Green Meadow", "The Crawling Chaos", and "Poetry and the Gods"). They are all interesting tales. The first two were mostly written by HPL. "Poetry and the Gods" was more of a true revision.

Episode 413: James Agee: Agee on Film (3)

Part three of my review of James Agee's film reviews get us through some more of THE NATION reviews, including his review of MONSIEUR VERDOUX, the Chaplin classic.

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 25: The Shunned House

Another one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, "The Shunned House" is a study in local history and mythology. Some of his best writing legacy of family histories.

Episode 412: James Agee: Agee on Film (2)

More of James Agee's reviews from THE NATION, mostly of films from 1944 and 1945.

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 24: The Festival

Another dive into family history, occult traditions, and the sea in "The Festival" by H.P. Lovecraft, but maybe most interesting about this story is the exploration of Kingsport's antiquarian architectures.

Episode 411: James Agee: Film Writing: “The Golden Age of Comedy” and “The Nation” Reviews

In this episode I start my look at the works of James Agee. Before jumping into his collaboration with Walker Evans, let's check out his film writings. This episode covers the first year or so of his work with THE NATION.

Episode 409-410: John Kenneth Galbraith: The New Industrial State (second half)

Two episodes packed into one as I finish up looking at THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STATE by John Kenneth Galbraith. Next up James Agee's journalism and film reviews.

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 23: The Rats in the Wall

"The Rats in the Wall" is a story by H. P. Lovecraft about a trans-Atlantic family and its history (kind of like "The Lurking Fear" in a way). It also follows the method of archeology going deep into British history.

H.P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 22: The Lurking Fear

One of my favorite Lovecraft stories, "The Lurking Fear" explores heredity, immigration, American history, and race all in the form of an interesting mystery tale.

Episode 408:John Kenneth Galbraith: Thew New Industrial State (2)

Part two of my review of THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STATE by John Kenneth Galbraith. Here he digs deep into the workings of the "technostructure" and makes an interesting contrast with planning in the socialist states of the time.

H. P. Lovecraft Book Club: Series 3: Episode 21: The Hound

Another interesting story by H. P. Lovecraft, "The Hound" is about art and its impact on searchers who become grave-robbers to satisfy their curiosity.

Episode 407:John Kenneth Galbraith: The New Industrial State (1)

The U.S. economy is planned. But don't take my word for it. John Kenneth Galbraith laid it all out in THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STATE. Here are my thoughts on the first 100 pages of that book.

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