19 episodes

Swear down it's not a book club

It's Not A Book Club Podcast It's Not A Book Club Podcast

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Swear down it's not a book club

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    S2 Episode 06:
     
    Chill.

    Yes they took their time, but they work and it's Jane Austen...

    The British literary classic, Pride and Prejudice, is an 1813 'novel of manners'. Set in the regency era, the novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet via her relationship with her family, friends and the enticing/elusive Mr Darcy.

    Tune in to listen to Kehinde's perspective on  the books allegorical anchor, Reuben's attempts to determine who is the most Mr Darcy'esque  and Zach flexing his literary prowess to interpret Jane Austin's writing style.

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    • 41 min
    Beloved

    Beloved

    Season 2: Episode 5

    ''BELOVED'' is Toni Morrison's fifth novel, and the podcast's second time diving into one of her literary classics.

    Winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988,  'Beloved' is set after the American Civil War and tells the story of a family of formerly enslaved people whose Cincinnati home is haunted by a malevolent spirit.

    Not  immediately easy to read,  the guys were quickly won over by Toni Morrison's seamless skill with words.  Tune in  to a discussion deciphering the books periodic jumps from the past and present,  shared trauma and the impact positive and negative experiences have on ones' reality.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Say Cucumber (ft. Author: Lucia Dove)

    Say Cucumber (ft. Author: Lucia Dove)

    Season 2: Episode 4

    Russia + Essex =  Russex... The guys welcome their second guest on the podcast, Lucia Dove; a writer and poet from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

    Lucia discusses her main inspirations, fragmented experiences and memories from Russia and Essex which  influenced her pamphlet of poems 'Say Cucumber', published in 2019.

    Tune in, as we  dissect and discuss: the structure of poems,  the demise of Skype, and our own amateur(Reuben's past trauma *yawn*) poetry.   


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present

    The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present

    Season 2: Episode 3

    Excuse us, we have been busy! We kickstart (restart?) Season 2 with Byung-Chul Han's 'The Disappearance of Rituals.

    Published in 2019, the book is a critical review of western society, taking aim at neoliberalism and the relentless force of capitalism in the erosion of community in the 21st century. Using examples of rituals from the past Byung-Chul juxtaposes a community without communication – where the intensity of togetherness in silent recognition provides structure and meaning – to today’s communication without community, which does away with collective feelings and leaves individuals exposed to exploitation and manipulation by neoliberal psycho-politics.

    Stay tuned, as we discuss: whether rituals do still exist, religion and it's  interwoven connection with ritualistic traditions via architecture, and...Masturbation?

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Way of the Superior Man

    The Way of the Superior Man

    Season 2: Episode 2

    "You may desire more than one woman..."

    The  controversial book, 'The Way of the Superior Man'  written by David Deida (published 1997)   explores  masculinity, femininity and the interplay between them both,,  through the lens of the life of a man.  The book delves into the importance  of a career, family,  relationships and intimacy; offering a  guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom.

    Reuben get's *triggered* (again...), Zach seeks further clarification and Kehinde has taken a particular interest to a certain section of the book...

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Luster

    Luster

    SEASON 2! *horn noise*

    The boys are back! Kicking off season 2 with an explosive episode, after reading Luster the debut novel by Raven Leilani.

    The book follows a 23-year-old black female protagonist, Edie, as she gets involved in a polygamous relationship with a middle aged white man and his wife.

    Released in August 2020, the book has already received a mainly positive  critical reception, but do the guys agree...

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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