This is the official blog of the Canon Ball Podcast, a podcast attempt to read ALL of the books in Harold Bloom’s list of the books of the western canon.
[For reference, here’s a link to the episode under discussion] https://play.acast.com/s/thecanonball/874d2227-4d77-49dc-9585-1928b6072e4f On our recent holiday special Daniel and I rambled on for way too long about the emergence of the gothic novel, or really just the gothic. This was something of an impromptu ramble. I’d had half of it written out ahead of time for … Continue reading A Gothic Addendum
At the end of our recent episode on Stevens’ “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction” I brought in James Merrill’s “Page from the Koran” as a counter to Stevens’ somewhat blithe reading of the writing of a poem during a time of war. I wanted to expand on that a little here for a few reasons. … Continue reading Some more thoughts on Merrill and Stevens
I had to re-record it, but this was my presentation at the Intelligent Speech Conference. https://play.acast.com/s/thecanonball/1f333ba6-fc68-4113-953e-5cc324b5161f
https://play.acast.com/s/thecanonball/9d94a572-907d-4cfc-ace6-0f6eab95de68 And if you’d like to attend the conference go to http://www.intelligentspeechconference.com and type in the code “ballroom” for a %5 discount.