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Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Today on the podcast, author Robert Coover reads the short story 'Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady'.

It's a story for grown-ups and a couple of times Robert uses grown-up language, so please bear that in mind when deciding whether to listen.

But it's also a great story, and we hope you enjoy it. Robert's one of the most influential and exciting writers of the past four decades. His writing can be dark, bawdy, carnivalesque, gruesome and very funny. 

Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady is the title story of Coover's new Mini Modern Classic, and was originally published in the staggering collection of short stories Pricksongs & Descants, which is about to be published as a Penguin Modern Classic.

Robert's also a co-founder of the Electronic Literature Organization and a teacher of hypertext and virtual reality writing, and if you haven't yet listened to our podcast episode in which he discusses the future of storytelling, you should!

 


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