Discussion Notes: The Autumn of the Patriarch
Find this week’s story here: The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Márquez.
Next week’s story: Good People by David Foster Wallace.
Gerald, Rammy, and Anais tackle a Gabriel Garcia Márquez story. Initially, all three hosts found the story a bit flat, but through the discussion they discovered the aspects of it which they enjoyed. While Gerald enjoyed the prose, Anais found the cadence off-putting, but enjoyed the story’s timelessness. Meanwhile Rammy pondered the emptiness of the patriarch’s life. Stay for a giddy game and test your knowledge of dictators!
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By the way, we have a special announcement! Longtime listener Richard Dennis has recently published a short story in the University of Chicago’s Euphony Journal in the Winter 2018 edition. Read it for free online!
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