Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.30: Correcting the Canon, The Buccaneers, and a Peerage Game

We welcome back special guest star Ashley to talk about authors we’d promote or demote from the Canon of Great Literature! Our book this week is Edith Wharton’s unfinished novel The Buccaneers, which is about rich American girls going to England to marry nobility, and Whiskey Jenny accordingly provided a game about the peerage to go along with! You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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An important note: Whiskey Jenny at one point mentions Roland Barthes’s book Camera Obscura, but she meant of course Camera Lucida. She was appalled by this error. She texted me like twelve times about it: “I had the book right in front of me! Right in front of me as I was talking about it!” We regret the error.

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Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall and comes from here.

  • I TOTALLY KILLED THAT PEERAGE GAME. Oh, and I looked it up – the Duke of Tentacles actually lives in the vaguely art-supplies-sounding castle of Tint-AH-gel. Soft “g”. (But he will henceforth always be The Duke of Tentacles to me)

  • So glad I’ve finally got to listen to this podcast, another great one!