LARB Radio Hour: Rabih Alameddine & Jade Chang / Dian Hanson on Ren Hang / CP Cavafy Waits for Trump

January 13, 2017

This week's Podcast features interviews from LARB's recent event in San Francisco. Co-hosts Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer speak with Rabih Alameddine about his new book "The Angel of History," structures of narrative outside the American mainstream, and the state of poetry in light of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize; and then Jade Chang talks about her novel "The Wangs vs The World," the changing shape of the American immigrant tale, and her desire to struggle as a stand-up comic. Then Taschen's Dian Hanson returns to recommend the spectacular erotic photography of China's Ren Hang (soon to be published by Taschen); and we re-listen to CP Cavafy's classic poem "Waiting for the Barbarians," pending the arrival of Donald Trump.