Episode 4: He Got in Trouble—Critique and Transformation

Carla Blumenkranz, n+1 editor and contributor, discusses her piece “Captain Midnight.” This unusual portrait follows a young Gordon Lish in the early ’60s as he searches for new talent and struggles to start his career as a great editor and name in American literature. Siddhartha Deb, author of the recently published The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India, offers insight into the illusion of wealth and class disparities in globalized India. He also reads from his short story “The Mouse” an eerie tale of offices, academe, and experimentation.

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, subscribe via RSS, or download the episode (65.1 MB).

If you like this article, please subscribe to n+1.

Related Articles

August 6, 2010

Neotraditionalism has been not only ascendant in the work of writers, but articulate in the views of prominent critics.

November 30, 2009

Both books very frankly, in their different ways, describe how fearful we are of the brittleness of love.

March 11, 2013
There Is Only Awe
August 25, 2009

Absent from Hamsun 2009 is a memorial as permanent and visible as a street. The result is a qualified memorial.

More by this Author

February 4, 2008

To be honest, it hadn’t occurred to me that anyone could be enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton.

August 31, 2011

In this installment of our monthly podcast, Daniel Smith interviews Jo Ann Beard about her recent novel, In Zanesville. …

February 1, 2012
Episode 6: The Book is Good
May 22, 2012
Episode 7: The Future of the NYPL