The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Ethan Canin: 2/23/16

Ethan Canin: 2/23/16

The Moment with Brian Koppelman - February 23, 2016 - 57:21

Ethan Canin is the author of two short story collections (Emperor of the Air & The Palace Thief) and a number of novels including his latest, A Doubter’s Almanac. On today's show, Ethan discusses one of his favorite lines in literature (4:30), the state of contemporary fiction (14:30), and why he believes America has yet to learn how to teach English (23:00). Plus, Ethan reflects on the influence of Raymond Carver on writers of his generation (28:00), the types of characters he tends to consider in his work (31:00), and why he’s trying to do "the difficult thing." (41:00)A Doubter’s Almanac is available now by clicking here.Topics mentioned:A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan CaninEmperor of the Air by Ethan CaninDreams of My Father by Barack ObamaThe Palace Thief by Ethan Canin“A Silver Dish” by Saul BellowThe Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinMoby Dick by Herman MelvilleThe Adventures of Augie March by Saul BellowTenth of December by George SaundersCity of Thieves by David BenioffThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayCathedral by Raymond CarverThe Collected Stories of John Cheever by John CheeverAmerica, America by Ethan CaninFor Kings and Planets by Ethan Canin“When Einstein Was Wrong” by Jonah BromwichEinstein’s Dreams by Alan LightmanSacred Hunger by Barry UnsworthThe Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies“Bullet in the Brain” by Tobias WolffMemoir from Antproof Case by Mark HelprinA Soldier of the Great War by Mark HelprinPeople mentioned:Ethan CaninBarack ObamaJoe FasslerHarold BloomDavid Foster WallaceMark LeynerF. Scott FitzgeraldRaymond CarverTess GallagherGordon LishMichael ChabonAlice MunroShakespeareDanielle SteelElwood ReidMartin AmisPhilip RothWilliam KennedyThe Moment is brought to you by A&E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&E. Email: themomentbk@gmail.comTwitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes:

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