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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Dangerous Laughter

The Bookening discusses Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser.

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The Two Towers, Part 2

The Bookening continues to discuss J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Two Towers.

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The Two Towers, Part 1

The Bookening reviews The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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T.S. Eliot + 200th Ep Cats-iversary

The Bookening ‘celebrates’ its 200th episode by talking about T.S. Eliot and that Cats movie.

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 3

So it has come to this. Our heroes continue to address criticisms of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, using words like critical race theory, representation, and privilege. Was Harper Lee a coward for writing the novel the way she did? Did Tom Robinson deserve more... read more

To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 2

The Bookening provides baggage and handles criticism of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 1

The Bookening provides context for Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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The Fellowship of the Ring, Part 3

The Bookening discusses Book 2 of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Waiting for Godot

The Bookening reads Waiting for Godot.

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The Moon and Sixpence

Yessir, we’re talking about The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham, that classic touchstone that everybody loves and has definitely heard of. Actually this is an interesting book, and Brandon gives an interesting context, discussing the idea of the artist... read more

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