Michial Farmer talks with Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs about three pieces by the American postmodernist John_BarthJohn Barth: The Literature of Exhaustion, The Literature of Replenishment, and Title.

Barth as Teacher

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  1. Fascinating episode! Like David, I’ve now decided I need to start reading Borges.

    I was surprised when Michial mentioned his old idea for a post-modern poem made of sound-bites picked up flipping through the channels, because Scott Walker (the experimental musician, not the Wisconsin governor) composed a song using exactly that method:

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuQqFGMSN9g&w=854&h=480%5D

    …so evidently it’s a concept that you really can pull off with sufficient virtuosity.

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