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Donald Anderson

Donald Anderson

This week on Mark Seinfelt’s Word Patriots webcast, Donald Anderson joins Mark to discuss his forthcoming work, Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir. Anderson directs the creative writing program at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1989, he’s been Editor of War, Literature & the Arts: an international journal of the humanities. Anderson’s fiction and essays have appeared in The North American Review, Fiction International, Epoch, PRISM international, Western Humanities Review, Columbia, Michigan Quarterly Review, Connecticut Review, Massachusetts Review, and other publications. Anderson is also author of the short story collection Fire Road. Follow the link below to listen to this program.

http://webtalkradio.net/2012/02/13/word-patriots-%E2%80%93-donald-anderson%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cfire-road%E2%80%9D/

Paul West

Paul West

For next week’s program, Seinfelt has lined up an impressive panel to discuss the work of novelist Paul West. This is the third of three programs Word Patriots has devoted to West, and it marks not only the author’s work but his 82nd birthday. Novelists Dave Kress and Joanna Scott will join mark for the program, as will critic David Madden, author of the 1993 study Understanding Paul
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William H. Gass will also be on hand to salute West.

author Dave Kress

Dave Kress

Kress and Seinfelt will discuss West’s opposing Apollonian and Dionysian inclinations and his aviation novel “Terrestrials.” Kress and Seinfelt will also discuss how in his later works West continues to adopt historical figures and events as the subjects of his fictions and how he takes enormous liberties with his source material, recombining and modifying elements to suit his fictional needs. We also discuss Paul’s novel of 9.11 “The Immensity Of The Here And Now” and Paul’s memoir of his 2004 stroke, “The Shadow Factory.”
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Joanna Scott

Seinfelt will then be joined by novelist Joanna Scott. Her books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN-Faulkner, and the LA Times Book Award. Scott’s awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ambassador Book Award from the English-Speaking Union, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Joanna and Mark will discuss West’s historical novels Lord Byron’s Doctor and Rat Man of Paris and two of his more personal, autobiographical fictions Love’s Mansion and Life With Swan.

David W. Madden

David W. Madden

David W. Madden, professor of American and Irish literature at California State University in Sacramento, will also join Seinfelt. In Understanding Paul West, Madden offers an analytical introduction to West’s fiction, charting the writer’s daring experiments with narrative structure and form as well as his unceasing commitment to stylistic virtuosity. Madden also examines the novelist’s longstanding themes of personal alienation and the role of the artist in an inimical society.
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For more information about the Word Patriots program, please visit http://webtalkradio.net/shows/word-patriots/.

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