Order of Insects by William H. Gass

by Gass, William H.

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I know, it’s been a while. I’ve been trying to Have A Summer over here, an effort thwarted by an adverse reaction to allergens purportedly getting caught up in butterfly currents on the other side of the world. Either that, or it’s the Romantic Lady Writer’s Disease, which would be fine by me, inasmuch as any anachronistic way to go down is fine by me. But I do wish it’d forestall another decade.

But this, coupled with more quotidian gripes involving overworkedness and not-enough-rings-in-the-circus, and there’s been precious little time for fuzzy drinks and cabana boys, not to mention podcasting.

I’m making it up to you, of course, by the quality of the text itself, and the promise that this foul season will be over soon, and the cold nights of blankets and books will be upon us again. In the meantime, you’ll have to excuse the raspiness, or invite me to record in your convalescent cave.


Article written by miette

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. mikael
    mikael August 13, 2011 at 7:52 am |

    I was wondering when you would read Gass! This might be your best yet.

  2. Dave
    Dave September 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm |

    I’ve been listening and enjoying for years — on and off, and now I simply must respond with a true classic in cockroach (or at least bug literature)
    Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    Thanks for keeping me content and amused as I scurry about my daily maundering, not unlike a cockroach myself.

  3. Mariam Bazeed
    Mariam Bazeed September 30, 2011 at 9:59 am |

    Fate of a Cockroach, by Egyptian playwright Tawfiq Al-Hakim! http://www.arabtheater.org/Plays/Fate.pdf

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