Oscar Wilde

The Nightingale and The Rose | Oscar Wilde | Literary Roadhouse Ep 41

Next week’s story is Cities I’ve Never Lived in by Sarah Majka

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This week we leave you with Anais trying to explain why the only good thing about The Nightingale and The Rose was the lizard. We had a great conversation about the many layers or non-layers of this great Oscar Wilde story, how it reflects the differences in how we see romance over time. Were the humans selfish, or only the girl? Was the bird a fool? Why doesn’t Anais like this story! Stay tuned and stay for a super interesting LRH game at the end cause Rammy outdid himself.

Don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate The Nightingale and The Rose? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail, and we will give the final tally on the next episode.