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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Mike Freesmith
    Mike Freesmith May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am |

    I object to the conceit with which you begin your remarks. “Poisoned blankets” indeed. You may think a poseur rogue like Ward Churchill is a scholar, but that’s your misfortune – or miseducation.
    To educate you with the facts and to prevent you from issuing other gratuitous slanders on the US which others may innocently absorb, I refer you to “The Ten Big Lies About America,” by Michael Medved.
    Instead of the introduction you wrote, why not point readers in the direction of more reading? Inform them that Saul Bellow modeled the protagonist in “Humboldt’s Gift” on Delmore Schwartz. That would be a service – and the truth.
    The story, of course, was excellent.

  2. Jon
    Jon May 11, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    The problem is that someone will have to write a book now entitled, “The Eleven Big Lies About America”, adding Medved’s book to the list.

  3. Lemmy Caution
    Lemmy Caution May 11, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Well, that’s rich, coming from a guy whose contribution to the republic is ‘fear + hate = power.’

    Now we just need Hank Moore to moderate the comments on this blog, preferably at their source.

  4. miette
    miette May 12, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    Well, Mike, Medved’s school of revisionism is not one I’d recommend to friends, family, or listeners, but de gustibus, right? I mean, there are no paucity of forums for airing our political wings, but it’s pretty clear that ours are dissimilar. And as for my introduction… well, it -is- my site!

    That said, I couldn’t be more glad that we agree about Delmore Schwartz. And if you subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes, you can listen without the cage-rattling effect of my intros. Hope you enjoy.

    xo
    — Mtte.

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