LISTEN TO EPISODE 27 ON THE KILLERS
Howdy bright boys and girls!
Roll over in bed, face the wall, and forget the wrong people you double-crossed in Chicago with a new episode of the Books of Some Substance podcast.
This month we are reading four of Papa Hemingway's short stories. First up: The Killers, an elevated piece of noir with all the Hemingway trimmings.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 28 ON A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED PLACE
On this episode, our second in the Hemingway Short Story Month, join David and Nick as they discuss the story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."
Ernest Hemingway was born in nothing in Oak Park, nothing. As a young man he worked as a nothing for The Nothing City Star until nothing, when he volunteered as a nothing on the nothing front. He was severely wounded and decorated for nothing. In nothing, he joined the nothing nothing nothing in nothing. With the encouragement of such fellow nothings as Nothing Nothing, Nothing Nothing, and F. Scott Fitznothing, Hemingway published his first book, Three Nothings and Ten Nothings. With The Nothing Also Rises, published in nothing, Hemingway gave a voice to the "lost nothing" and was immediately recognized as the leading nothing of his nothing.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 29 ON hills like white elephants
On this episode, the third in our Hemingway Short Story Month, David and Nick are joined by Stephanie to discuss the oft-anthologized "Hills Like White Elephants," an anis-soaked, dialogue-heavy, purgatorial little number in which two characters talk around the possibility of an abortion and a doomed relationship.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 30 ON The Snows of Kilimanjaro
You know the feeling. Or, perhaps, the lack thereof. It can happen to even the strongest human, the greatest writer, the toughest leopard capable of climbing the highest heights. But is it stagnation? Boredom? Regret? Or just your average case of gangrene? Only time (or one's continued sense of consciousness before the ultimate blackout) will tell.
Bust out your hiking boots and climb to Ngaje Nga, you life-wasting fools! It's the conclusion of Hemingway Short Story Month!
Join Nick and Stephanie as they dissect one of Harry Hemingway's most prophetic short stories: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." BYOB.