American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 11: Frank Norris, Vandover and the Brute: On Being a Pampered Jerk

March 19, 2017

We begin a new series on Frank Norris, starting with his Vandover and the Brute, first published after his death. In the first half of the novel, we see the early life of Vandover, his education, and the consequences of his playboy lifestyle. This episode also includes an introduction into Frank Norris and a discussion of his legacy.
This episode includes brief references to sexual violenc and suicide.