Discussion Notes: The Story Of an Hour
Next week’s story is ‘The Cheater’s Guide to Love’ by Junot Diaz.
For the inaugural episode of Literary Roadhouse we got to know our hosts, and then had an exciting discussion about the definition of literary fiction. During the episode, we referenced a blog post that Gerald wrote, so make sure to check out that amazing read here.
Because many listeners wouldn’t have had time to read the story before the first taping, Maya read the story aloud and then we had a ruckus debate that touched on power, marriage and feminism. “The Story Of an Hour” may be over a hundred years old, but we all agreed that it felt modern and stood the test of time. What did you think of this weeks story?
We do have a rating scale. For the history of this goofy system, see Anais’s post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you rate “The Story Of an Hour”? Tell us in the comments and we will give you the final tally on the next episode.
Next week’s story is “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Diaz. We hope you enjoy the read and join us next Tuesday for the live discussion. The podcast will be available on iTunes within a few days.