Going Public…in Shorts – 6/20

Stefan Rudnicki joins us today, offering The Prophet’s Paradiseby Robert William Chambers. Stefan also joins Jen at A Book and a Latte todayso be sure to check it out!

 

Listening & Downloading 

The Prophet’s Paradise is offered in full for online listening through June 26th. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read.

 
The Prophet’s Paradise, by Robert W. Chambers

Story in The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. Not a true ‘story’ in any conventional narrative sense, it consists of an opening poem and eight short poetic-prose subsections. It has a dream-like quality and features personifications such as Love and Truth. Each brief section is mostly composed of a small number of phrases, which repeat themselves in varying iterations and contexts to form different meanings – insofar as any ‘meaning’ at all can be discerned. The nature of the Prophets’ (or Prophet’s, as it is sometimes referred to) Paradise itself is unexplained.

 

SAR-montage-Web2  has been seen in 80 stage productions on both coasts and abroad and over a dozen motion pictures, including Loving, Awakenings, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Road To Revenge, Rejuvenator, and Higher Learning. In live and recorded radio drama performances, he has been heard with Robin Williams, Val Kilmer, Amy Irving, Edward Herrmann, Arte Johnson and David Carradine. As an audio narrator and/or producer who has recorded over 3,000 audiobooks, he has been responsible for a number of pioneering innovations, among them several third-person multiple-reader formats and the AudioMovie. In addition to being named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile Magazine in 2012, Stefan has received numerous awards, including two GRAMMYs, a Ray Bradbury Award (The NPR dramatic series 2000X), more than a dozen Audie Awards, and numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine for projects like the unabridged production and narration of Orson Scott Card’s best-loved novels Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead and Songmaster, and for his solo narration of The Secret Lovers by Charles McCarry, The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, Adam Resurrected by Yoram Kaniuk, The Ten-Cent Plague by David Hajdu, Genghis by Conn Iggulden, The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler, Burn Me Deadly and Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe, Cry Dance by Kirk Mitchell and Speak Memory by Vladimir Nabokov. Stefan was born in Krakow, Poland, and has lived in Stockholm, Montreal, New York City and Los Angeles. He was educated principally at Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, and has taught at New York University, Dartmouth College, The University of Rochester and Long Island University. His production company is Skyboat Road Company, Inc.

 

 

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A Book and a Latte was founded in May 2011 by Jen Halligan. It primarily focuses on young adult literature and offers YA book reviews, author interviews, and more. A Book and a Latte also hosts the YA Audiobook Challenge. Jen is a lifetime reader, and has been listening to audiobooks since she was a child.

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