The Collidescope Podcast

Infinite Fecundity: A Rare Interview with Michael Brodsky

February 29, 2024 George Salis
The Collidescope Podcast
Infinite Fecundity: A Rare Interview with Michael Brodsky
Show Notes

In this episode, Michael Brodsky and I discuss suffering in the writer’s external world and the internal world, reaching toward perfection and the impossibility of containing the cosmos in a novel, the necessity/obligation of creating art versus abstaining from it, how words have a right to life, the most important book Michael has read, his 1,200-page magnum opus Invidicum (2023), and much more.

Michael Brodsky, born in New York City on August 2, 1948,  is a novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. He is best known for his novels, including Detour (1977) (for which he received the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Citation from PEN); Xman (1987); and *** (1994), as well as for his translation of Samuel Beckett’s Eleuthéria. He lives in Manhattan, on Roosevelt Island. His latest novel is Invidicum.

Buy Invidicum here: https://bookshop.org/a/81719/9798218272203

Stigmata of the Intrinsic Lesion: A Rare Text Interview with Michael Brodsky: https://thecollidescope.com/2023/03/01/stigmata-of-the-intrinsic-lesion-an-interview-with-michael-brodsky/

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