Ep 13: Whatever Happened to the Western Literary Canon, part 2: Ayn Rand vs Thomas Pynchon, etc.
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LIKE & SHARE! Topics mentioned in this monotonous three-hour podcast include: John Waters (Irish writer) on pop culture and Philip Rieff's idea of Finnegans Wake as a "deathwork", Harold Bloom, Western canon, The Literary 100 by Daniel Burt, Shakespeare, unoriginal culture, remakes, originality, Julius Caesar, "originality", copyright law, heritage, Dante, Homer, Divine Comedy, Vita Nuova, De Vulgari Eloquentia, Iliad, Odyssey, Samuel B. Seigle at Sarah Lawrence College, group authorship, oral tradition, rap music, rhapsodes, Adam Parry, Milman Parry, Leo Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, Brothers Karamazov, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Charles Dickens, What Is Art?, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterberry Tales, Great Expectations, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, James Joyce, modernist, Proust, Ulysses, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Satan, Virgil, Aeneid, Goethe, Faust, national epic, Cervantes, Don Quixote, Kafka, Flaubert, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Victor Hugo, The Great Gatsby, Samuel Beckett, Borges, Endgame, Atlas Shrugged, The Modern Library 100 lists, Lauriat Books, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, FakeAndyWarhol wiki, NME Top 100 Albums List, AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, Education of Henry Adams, The Fountainhead, "Here Comes Everyone" (a/k/a "Here Comes Everybody"), Vico's cycle of historical ages, democracy, mass psychology, Bernays, Gustave Le Bon, Walter Lippmann, Marx, Gravity's Rainbow, hierarchy, agon, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, Notorious B.I.G., Cerebus by Dave Sim, paranoid schizophrenia, The Art of Fiction by Rand, On Writing by Stephen King, obscurantism, Modernism, symbolism, avant garde, Hollywood, Roman Manifesto, James Bond books and films, libertarianism, welfare state, technological system, autonomous development, capitalism, socialism, Allen Greenspan, Federal Reserve, "electrons move through reality", tax policies, technology, mass media, prejudice, academia, Republicans, Soviet socialist realism, Cement by Gladkov, objectivism, V., Crying of Lot 49, literati, conspiracy, Catcher in the Rye, Rosicrucians, paranoia, drug culture, Jacques Ellul, preterites, Nixon, "Whole Mad Crew", Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Noise, William Gaddis, Virginia Woolf, Remembrance of Things Past, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, film sprockets, movies, Recording chapter of Warhol/Chris Chan, Factory diary, Reality TV, social media, The Eminem Show, Freud, scholars, journalists, Andy Warhol, typos, HarperCollins Perennial Classics, Vineland, cyberpunk, Zeitgeist, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, "speaking truth to power", CNN, Crossfire, Neocons, Bleeding Edge, conspiracy theories, false opposition, Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, terms and conditions of government software, controlled opposition, Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie, magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, counter-culture, Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition by Theodore Roszak, Freudian slip, useful idiots, technocracy, Whole Earth Catalog, John Brockman, Stuart Brand, Prince Andrew, Epstein, Das Netz (The Net) documentary, computer revolution, technique, cool, memes, 2016, 4chan, 1960s, Elvis, Trump, 2016 meme culture, Dark Brandon, "The Prevention of Literature", Spanish Civil War, communists, Animal Farm, "the code is the presentation", totalitarianism, lyric poet, pop star, Russia hysteria, Red Scare, McCarthyism, the current thing, Cold War, enforced orthodoxy, anti-woke, Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, Russian literature, Disney, "woke", David Foster Wallace, Michel Houellebecq, Paul Auster, David Peace, Red Riding Quadrilogy, stream of consciousness, Red Riding Trilogy, Submission, House of the Dead, novellas, Elementary Particles, Serotonin, Notes from Underground, neoliberals, Notes from Underground.

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