In this second of two episodes on "scenes," Phil and JF set their sights on Greenwich Village in the wake of the Second World War. Focusing on two works on the era – Anatole Broyard's Kafka Was the Rage and John Cassavetes' Shadows – the conversation further develops the mystique of urban scenes and explores the weirdness of cities. The city, long considered the human artifact par excellence, comes to seem like something that comes from outside the ambit of humanity.
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Anatole Broyard, Kafka Was the Rage
John Cassavetes, Shadows
Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
Phil Ford, Dig
Weird Studies, Episode 90 on “Owl in Daylight”
Kult, role-playing game
Tom Delong and Peter Lavenda, Secret Machines: Gods, Men, and War
Chandler Brossard, Who Walk in Darkness
Yukio Mishima, Japanese artist
Anatole Broyard, “Portrait of the Hipster”