The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens

The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens

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The Belletrist podcast features classic poetry and short fiction read with commentary from a former English prof. who hates the way contemporary universities have abandoned the reading of Literature in favor of grievance studies. Pieces range from anci…


8: The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Sep 30, 2019 • 21 min
Reading and analysis of William Butler Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming”
7: The Haystack in the Floods by William Morris
Sep 9, 2019 • 29 min
Explication and discussion of William Morris’ poem “The Haystack in the Floods.”
6: A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Earnest Hemingway
Jul 28, 2019 • 36 min
Explication and discussion of Earnest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”
5: Terence, This is Stupid Stuff by AE Housman
Jul 11, 2019 • 28 min
Explication and discussion of AE Housman’s “Terence, This is Stupid Stuff.”
4: Dolce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Jul 1, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode I read Wilfred Owen’s gut-wrenching poem, “Dolce Et Decorum Est,” which he wrote to describe his experiences in the trenches of World War One. We discuss the way in which war poetry contrasted with official government propaganda and…
3: Breakfast by John Steinbeck
Jun 21, 2019 • 24 min
Reading and analysis of John Steinbeck’s short story: “Breakfast.”
2: Church Going by Philip Larkin
Jun 1, 2019 • 19 min
Explication of “Church Going” by Philip Larkin
1: An Irish Airman Forsees His Death by WB Yeats
May 26, 2019 • 12 min
Yeat’s poem, “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” is read with brief commentary and explication.