The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens

Episode 3: Breakfast by John Steinbeck

June 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 3: Breakfast by John Steinbeck
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The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 3: Breakfast by John Steinbeck
Jun 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Dave Stephens
Reading and analysis of John Steinbeck's short story: "Breakfast."
Show Notes

In this episode I read Steinbeck's very short story, "Breakfast," from his collection The Long Valley. We discuss the importance of imagery, or sensory descriptions, in vividly imagined fiction and how the subconscious brain cannot distinguish between vividly imagined events and reality. I also read an example of 20th century Marxist literary theory to demonstrate the anemia of such "analysis" when it comes to elucidating the actual worth of Literature (with an unapologetic capital 'L'). 

I hope you enjoy it.

Original Music by Van Clifton