The Electro-Library

0:00 Ad: Ansco Cadet Camera, ca. 1950.

0:19 Introduction: Scott Cohen.

1:29 Excerpt 1 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

2:11 Wisława Szymborska, “Photograph from September 11” (trans. Clare Cavanaugh), from Monologue of a Dog, 2005. Read by Helga Duncan.

(Music: Jared Green, Untitled Ambient)

3:11 Italo Calvino, from “The Adventure of a Photographer,” (trans. William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun), from Difficult Loves, 1987. Read by Wendy Peek.

4:29 Vladimir Nabokov, “The Snapshot.” Read by Jared Green.

(Music: Erik Satie, Gnossiene n°3. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.

5:56 Ad: Orson Welles for the Vivitar compact camera, 1978.

6:27 John Berger, from About Looking, 2015. Read by Wanjiru Mbure.

6:56 Jessica Costello, “To the Girl in the Photo Dated May 8, 2018.“ Read by Jessica Costello.

9:26 Excerpt 2 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

10:12 Roland Barthes, from Camera Lucida, 1980. Read by Daniel Itzkovitz.

(Music: Bach, Siloti transcription, Prélude in B Minor. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.

14:13 Ad: Liv Ullmann for the Polaroid Sonar, 1979.

14:38 Amra Brooks, untitled story from This Long Century, 2018. Read by Amra Brooks. To read the full text, go to:

(Music: David Szesztay, “Chains Down,” Atmospheric Electric Guitar. CC BY-NC 3.0.

23:02 Music: “Pictures of You,” The Cure, from Disintegration, 1989.

23:43 Ad: Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera, 1958.

24:06 Ethan Canin, “Vivian, Fort Barnwell.” Read by Ethan Canin.

Music: Ukelele Parade by Fernando Oyaguez Reyes CC BY-NC 3.0

26:34 Interview: Ethan Canin with Jared Green on Photographs, Unreliable Memory, and Time.

36:21 Ad: Excerpt 3 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.

38:38 Music: “Photograph,” Ringo Starr, from Ringo, 1973. Cover version performed by Danny McEvoy

Thanks to: Ethan Canin for sharing his work and thoughts (recorded via Skype on February 21, 2019); Amra Brooks for reading her short story, Jessica Costello for her poem; Helga Duncan, Wendy Peek, Wanjiru Mbure, and Daniel Itzkovitz for their readings; Danny McEvoy and Laurent Bonetto for agreeing to share their performances. Finally, big thanks to Jessica Williams and Madison Parenteau for their expert audio engineering.

Podden och tillhörande omslagsbild på den här sidan tillhör Editors of the Electro-Library. Innehållet i podden är skapat av Editors of the Electro-Library och inte av, eller tillsammans med, Poddtoppen.