Brandon Chasteen

Brandon Chasteen

Brandon Chasteen has a Phd. Abd of English literature, although now he works in land and oil. He's a down-home-Texas boy-made-good who just happens to know everything about literature and literary history and literary theory. He podcasts for The Bookening.

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War and Peace, Part 3

The Bookening argues over which is best–Anna Karenina or War and Peace.

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War and Peace, Part 2

The Bookening offers baggage and initial thoughts on War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

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War and Peace, Part 1

The Bookening provides context for War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

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Russian Christmas Stories

The Bookening talks Christmas stories by Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.

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Fantasy Draft, Part 2

The Bookening finishes its Fantasy Draft for 2019.

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Booklist 2020 and Fantasy Draft, Part 1

The Bookening announces their complete booklist for 2020 and does an awesome fantasy draft.

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Top 7 Things About Narnia

The Bookening discusses its top 7 things about Narnia.

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170. Midnight’s Children, Part 3

The Bookening dives deep into Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.

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169. Midnight’s Children, Part 2

The Bookening reads Midnight’s Children (Part 2).

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168. Midnight’s Children

Now with audio glitch corrected! The Bookening discusses one of the most important books of the latter half of the twentieth century, and one that they are pretty excited to talk about, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.┬áPostmodernism, magical realism,... read more

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