EPISODE 11: WINNIE THE POOH & THE HOUSE ON POOH CORNER

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    Deep in the hundred acre woods, three writers argue over the particular pathetic nature of Eeyore. Join us this week as we welcome friend and Barnes & Noble “Discover New Writers” pick Stephen Dau, whose novel “The Book of Jonas” turns out to not be about Jonas brothers at all. We read his book and also the Winnie-the-Pooh books, which Steve reads to his daughter every afternoon. Also, Tod points us to an article about music then and now, Rider gets comical, and Julia waxes on about olde timey NYC and the pretentious things Rider used to read there.

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1 Response to Episode 11: Winnie the Pooh & The House on Pooh Corner

  • Jayne wrote on August 21, 2012 at 9:19 //

    With illegal downloading and music – it’s not like people even have to seek out a way to download any more. The last time I did one of Firefox’s numerous updates YouTube suddenly has a tempting little Download button under each clip. I didn’t ask for this but now it’s there, and I’m not a saint, sadly. (Oh wait. ‘Sadly’ would mean some sort of martyr-y death. Scrub that.) But I’m mostly good, honest.

    When I was child I read AA Milne’s poetry books first, which I loved, before The House at Pooh Corner. It’s totally the end chapter that makes the book. Even the title – ‘In Which Christopher Robin and Pooh Come to an Enchanted Place, and We Leave Them There’ is so bittersweet and reveals the entire book to be a love story to childhood, and to imagination, really. Although it’s easier to believe Christopher Robin was fictional, and not the son who grew to resent the books. A sad postscript to the stories, and in a way so very adult. How ironic.