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Extemporaneous discussions about life, death, and the nature and origin of the universe with writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire!

Extemporaneous discussions about life, death, and the nature and origin of the universe with writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire!
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Canada

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Extemporaneous discussions about life, death, and the nature and origin of the universe with writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire!

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@esdallaire

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English


Episodes

Episode 009 - Novelist as Visionary: On Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian'

11/8/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire examines Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian'. Cormac McCarthy is consistently ranked among the best living writers, and 'Blood Meridian' is widely considered his masterpiece. E. S. Dallaire examines the book's themes, its narrative, and the philosophy advanced by one of the central characters within the framing of the expansionist doctrine prevalent in America at the time of the novel's setting. Though the novel...

Duration:01:09:47

Episode 008 - What the 21st Century Writer Inherits from Earlier Traditions

11/4/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire draws upon the inspiration of a conversation he had with a friend this weekend about recent poetic movements (Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism) in order to identify the motivations behind his own work, and specifically his work on his novel, 'The House of Alchemists'. Postmodernism is over, he claims, and the 21st century writer is no longer guided by the postmodern sentiments of the writers from the 1960s -...

Duration:00:43:37

Episode 007 - Schopenhauer's Nightmare

11/1/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire explores the motivations for his return to a work-in-progress he decided to put aside a little less than a year ago. It is a novel called 'The House of Alchemists', and it is intended to be his debut novel, and in this episode E. S. discusses one of the novel's major motifs, which he compares and contrasts to the 'bildungsroman', a literary genre which, as the Wikipedia description says, 'focuses on the...

Duration:00:38:56

Episode 007 - Not Just About a Hypothetical Machine for Original Content

10/31/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire examines his personal approach to this podcast series in order to break the ice after a month-long absence from the podcasting game. An episode for the host's own benefit, perhaps, nevertheless he provides original commentary on the work of Cormac McCarthy, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Edmund Husserl, which he will no doubt explore in future episodes, and this may be of general interest for fans of his work. The...

Duration:00:34:42

Episode 006 - A Reading of E. S. Dallaire's 'A Song for the Haunted'

10/2/2019
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This episode of 'Metaphor & Reality' is to be the first of a special type occurring every 6 to 8 episodes, wherein the host E. S. Dallaire reads aloud one of his own works, to be enjoyed by the listener like any other audio book. The short story read today is called 'A Song for the Haunted'. It was written in September 2018, and it is available at the author's website, via the link below. Enjoy! 'A Song for the Haunted': https://esdallaire.ca/a-song-for-the-haunted/esdallaire/ Personal...

Duration:00:28:27

Episode 005 - A Portrait of a World Framed by the Individual

9/22/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire takes up the challenges a writer of fiction faces when attempting to create a character from scratch, deconstructs this process, and then uses the insight which results from coming up against the limits of a particular method of character creation to explore the why's and how's behind a real individual's attempt to move through the real world with a sure sense of why they do the things they do, and why they avoid...

Duration:01:02:53

Episode 004 - Coming to Terms with the Choices that Define Us

9/22/2019
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In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire describes how the poet John Milton, as a result of his extraordinary self-awareness as poet and (soon-to-be) great, literary figure, was documenting, in his epic poem 'Paradise Lost', the challenge of triumphing over a personal doubt that he had it in him to produce something great, something which would stand the test of time as an achievement of the highest faith and will to truth, which defined him. After...

Duration:00:52:51

Episode 003 - Subject as Empty Act?

9/22/2019
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In the third episode of the podcast series 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire grapples with Descartes' cogito, Derrida's philosophical madness, and Hegel's 'negation of negation', all as described in Slavoj Žižek's 2013 book 'Less Than Nothing - Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism'. The trials and tribulations of adolescence, as it is explored in every high schooler's guilty pleasure movie, 'The Breakfast Club' (heh!), is also featured in the topic under...

Duration:00:56:14