Châteaureynaud and Other Reasons to Ring in the New

December 30th, 2010 § 0 comments

Recently around the web:

  • “The Beautiful Coalwoman,” a short story by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, is now live at Podcastle, read most excellently by Wilson Fowlie of The Maple Leaf Singers. Editor Thompson picked the perfect time of year–deep midwinter–for this chilly, melancholy tale, and Fowlie lends its woeful knight protagonist gravitas. I love how with subtle touches he individuates the voice of every character, and even invents a melody for the bit of doggerel the knight sings at the beginning to keep himself company. Huge thanks to the Podcastle team for making this happen so beautifully.
  • At A Journey Round My Skull, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud opines about Ferenc Karinthy’s Metropole, one of his favorite novels. Thanks to Will Schofield for hosting this piece, and for digging up the Brandt collage that I find very apposite to protagonist Budai’s disorienting experience of the unnamed titular city. UPDATE: Jessa Crispin of Bookslut is kind enough to link to it.

A happy to everyone and ring in the new!

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