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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

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The comedy podcast about toxic characters, writers, and tropes of literature and legend.

Join host Emily Edwards to discuss feminist literature, toxic masculinity, gender roles, and intersectional representation in books. These are the Fuckbois of Literature.

    The Age of Innocence - Jason Diamond

    The Age of Innocence - Jason Diamond

    Author and editor Jason Diamond (@ImJasonDiamond) joins us to discuss one of the most strikingly modern books of the 1920s, set in the 1870s: Edith Wharton's THE AGE OF INNOCENCE. Deserving of a modern critique on the blissful happiness and absolute despair of New York's Gilded Age, we discuss ostentatious wealth, literary anti-Semitism, and just how badly we miss going to parties.

    Buy Jason's books: 

    The Sprawl: Reconsidering the Weird American Suburbs

    Searching for John Hughes

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    Scott Pilgrim - Andy Michaels

    Scott Pilgrim - Andy Michaels

    Self-proclaimed comic book geek Andy Michaels (@StopThatAndy/@at0micgh0st) is here to discuss one of the more formative graphic novels of our shared teen/twenties years: SCOTT PILGRIM by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Twenty-three year old Scott has to battle Manic Pixie Dream Girl Ramona's seven evil exes in order to win her partnership– but he hasn't quite told his seventeen year old girlfriend, Knives Chau, that he's fighting for another girl's love. Exes, bands, and surprisingly racist caricatures come fighting in this poppy graphic novel series.

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    Lady Chatterley's Lover - The Feminist Critique

    Lady Chatterley's Lover - The Feminist Critique

    [CW] : SEXUAL ASSAULT, ABLEISM, SEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA 

    D.H. Lawrence's much-maligned classic LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER gets a much needed FBOL critique with Aislene and Gracie of The Feminist Critique! The book was notorious for being the subject of a British obscenity trial, on the grounds of the language used in the book. But far and away, the most obscene aspects of Lady Chatterley and Mr. Mellors? Flowers where flowers shouldn't go. Keep in contact with THE FEMINIST CRITIQUE on their twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/feministcritique or on Twitter at @SouthofGrace @AisleneS and @FeministCrit

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    BONUS: F boi of Literature, T.S. Eliot

    BONUS: F boi of Literature, T.S. Eliot

    Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is known more now as the source material for Andrew Lloyd Webber's coke-fueled nightmare of a stage show CATS and its subsequent and somehow scarier film released to cinemas in late 2019 starring an awful lot of people who should've known better. Its author, T.S. Eliot, was one of the most famous poets to emerge from the era of modernism, and carries with him many of the hallmarks of the literary movement, including but not limited to: virulent anti-semitism, a fascist leaning, and really effed up relationships to women. 



    LINK TO FULL TEXT: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pHU987DUT4UOZqYPDwkZz_8g7tb_hHp91aTkCFqCelE/edit?usp=sharing






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    Christmas Eve - Dani Ryan

    Christmas Eve - Dani Ryan

    My favorite guest Danielle Ryan (@DaniRat) is here to talk all about Nikolai Gogol’s novella, CHRISTMAS EVE. While other stories revolve around the sweet baby Jesus asleep in his manger or maybe a tree, CHRISTMAS EVE acknowledges the existence of the Church but is mostly about how the entire city of Dykanka is here to f**k with the Devil. Read the full text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Night_of_Christmas_Eve

     
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    SUMMARY (from Wikipedia)

    The story opens with a description of the winter scenery of Dikanka, Ukraine, a witch flying across the night sky and the devil stealing the moon and hiding it in his pocket, first playing with it in the sky, which no one in the village notices. Since it is the night before Christmas, the devil is free to roam around and torment people as he pleases, so he decides to find a way to get back at the village blacksmith, Vakula, because he paints religious art in the church.

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    Nothing Lasts Forever - Val

    Nothing Lasts Forever - Val

    Val (@WhiskeyAndSpite) from our episode on CALL ME BY YOUR NAME was kind enough to sit with me the day before the 2020 election, talk me off a ledge, and discuss 1979's f****d up classic NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, which you might know better as 1988's action movie classic DIE HARD. It's the only book-to-screen adaptation where EVERYTHING is different and EVERYTHING is the same.
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    SUMMARY
    Joe Leland, a retired police detective, P.I., and terrorism expert, is visiting his daughter Steffie at her high-powered holiday Christmas party in Los Angeles, that eventually becomes a hostage situation for a group of sociopathic Nazi terrorists. 


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

LadyHollyhock ,

A Delight

Emily is a fantastic host who excels at driving the conversation of the pod, and the guests she has on for discussion have all been 10/10 as well. I can’t say how many new fun pods I’ve discovered through FBOL’s guests. While I look forward to the show every week, I admit I’m pretty guilty of letting the episodes pile up so I can binge a handful at a time. FBOL is a brilliant platform that demystifies and rejects the sanctity of the books you’re taught in school in America.

pdthorn ,

An illuminating walk through lit

It’s a good podcast with good banter and candor. If you want to look at a book in a new light, this is the one for you.

uppercrusttrophy ,

So good

Fantastic podcast, really insightful points. Turned what I thought I knew about these books on its head. So many interesting parts of every episode so far — very worth a listen.

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