Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 12 - Transgressive Fiction: How Far is Too Far?
Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist and Podcast Editor Cath Murphy, Class Director Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.
Episode 12 - Transgressive Fiction: How Far is Too Far?
Josh and Rob learn all about the mysteries of the female anatomy from a 13 year-old Jewish girl, Bret Easton Ellis once again ruffles the peacock's feathers, and Sookie Stackhouse fans turn on the gentle old woman who gave them so many years of reading pleasure. Also, we discover Cath does a pretty great Scottish accent.
Reads: Rob reads apocalyptic crime novel The Last Policeman, Cath contemplates feeding her kids plutonium to form an unholy League of Somebodies, and Josh relives the coked-out heyday of 70s American cinema with Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.
Topic: Transgressive fiction: how far is too far? Is it merely shock for shock's sake or is there an artistry behind the assault? Who dictates where the line is and when it has been crossed? Find out, as our intrepid podcasting trio dance around the subject like Baryshnikov with a bad ankle. Enjoy!
- Michigan School Refuses to Remove Definitive Version of Anne Frank's Diary From Curriculum
- Ellis Attacks Gay Campaign Group Over "Politically Correct Gayness"
- Sookie Stackhouse Fans Send Death Threats Over Final Book
- The Safety of Transgression versus the Risk of Honesty by Craig Clevenger
- Storyville: Writing the Grotesque
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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a co-host of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.
Rob W. Hart is the associate publisher for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, Thuglit, and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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