In this podcast The Outer Dark presents ‘This Is a Tiger That Destroys Me’ Panel at NecronomiCon 2019 moderated by Allen B. Ruch and featuring Eric Schaller, Gabriel Mesa, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, plus Reviews from The Weird with Gordon B. White including In Dreams We Rot by Betty Rocksteady (Trepidatio), Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise (Broken Eye Books), and The Houseguest and Other Stories by Amparo Dávila (New Directions). The panel was recorded live on Saturday August 24, 2019, and Reviews from The Weird was recorded Thursday October 22, 2019.
Reviews from The Weird
Producer Anya Martin introduces the episode and Gordon B White reviews In Dreams We Rot by Betty Rocksteady (Trepidatio), Catfish Lullaby by A.C. Wise (Broken Eye Books), and The Houseguest and Other Stories by Amparo Dávila (New Directions).
(0:16:35) In this podcast The Outer Dark airs ‘This Is a Tiger That Destroys Me’ Panel at NecronomiCon 2019 moderated by Borges scholar Allen B. Ruch and featuring Borges-collector Gabriel Mesa, and writers Eric Schaller and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Latin America has a long and rich history of strange literatures. The panelists explored this history and the similarities between literature from the traditions of Magical Realism and Latinx Surrealism and anglophonic Weird Fiction through an in-depth discussion of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Silvina Ocampo, Adolfo Bioy-Casares, Gabriel García Márquez, Laura Esquivel, Virgilio Piñera, Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, Angélica Gorodischer, Clarice Lispector, Amparo Dávila (who Silvia Moreno-Garcia calls ‘the Shirley Jackson of Mexico’), Mariana Enriquez, Samanta Schweblin, and more. Scroll down to Additional Links for works by and additional info on these authors and others mentioned in this episode. The panel was recorded live on Saturday August 24, 2019.
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Host/Executive Producer/Founder: Scott Nicolay
Host/Producer/Show Notes: Anya Martin
Co-Host, News From the Weird: Justin Steele
Reviews: Gordon B. White
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Music: Michael Griffin