Ep. 85: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 Chapter 40 part 1
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1M ago
It's Chapter 40 of Dream of the Red Chamber (Story of the Stone, Hongloumeng), and we're accompanying Grannie Liu on her tour of Prospect Garden. In what ways is the garden reflective of, and in dialogue with, Grannie’s Liu’s dreams and desires? What does Grannie Liu accurately perceive on her tour, and where does she project? And what about the “country bumpkin” role that Grannie Liu is compelled to occupy? Is there any method to the maddening interplay of truth and fiction in the garden? Support the Show ..read more
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Ep. 83: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 chapter 39 part 1/2
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
6M ago
We treat the first part of Chapter 39 of Dream of the Red Chamber (Story of the Stone, Hongloumeng), as Li Wan and friends wax philosophical on the importance of having good servants to dissipate loneliness... our discussion turns toward issues of social value, and the paradoxes of hierarchy and intimacy ..read more
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Ep. 82: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 Chapter 38 part 4
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
7M ago
The end (or is it beginning?) of our Chapter 38 review! (This was originally intended to be the first episode we’d release, but it was the last to be recorded, and we forgot to rearrange them.) The final part of our foray into this dense and rich chapter of Dream of the Red Chamber (Story of the Stone ..read more
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Episode 81: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 Chapter 38 part 3
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
10M ago
The Chapter 38 poetry review continues! No poetic stone left unturned. Weird flub from this episode: Kevin’s saying “gooses” instead of “geese ..read more
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Ep. 80: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 Chapter 38 part 2
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
11M ago
The Chapter 38 poetry review of Hong lou meng (Dream of the Red Chamber, Story of the Stone) continues! Note: as indicated in the episode, some “creative” post-production editing was performed in order to improve upon and to correct elements of our original commentary. Also note: The Greek painter whose name escapes Kevin in the episode is Parrhasius ..read more
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Episode 79: Rereading Hong lou meng Chapter 紅樓夢 Chapter 38 part 1
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1y ago
After a brief but productive hiatus, in which considerable Hong lou meng’ing was happening “behind the scenes,” Rereading returns, with a poetry-pilled perusal of Chapter 38! This is the first part of our exploration of this chapter.  ..read more
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Ep 78: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 chapter 37 part 2/2
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1y ago
New poetry club “The Crab-flower Club” 海棠社 just dropped, and Daiyu is sweeping up sunsets. Meanwhile Baoyu can’t seem to keep on-prompt ..read more
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Ep 78: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢 chapter 37 part 2/4
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1y ago
New poetry club “The Crab-flower Club” 海棠社 just dropped, and Daiyu is sweeping up sunsets. Meanwhile Baoyu can’t seem to keep on-prompt ..read more
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Ep. 77: Hong lou meng chapter 37 part 1/4
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1y ago
“Why should the founding of poetry clubs be the sole prerogative of the whiskered male, and female versificators allowed a voice in the tunable concert of the muses only when some enlightened patriarch sees fit to invite them? Will you come, then, and rhyme with us?” New poetry club “The Crab-flower Club” 海棠社 just dropped! The latest installation of our exploration of Dream of the Red Chamber ( Hongloumeng ..read more
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Ep. 75: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 36 part 1/2
Rereading the Stone
by Kevin Wilson, William Jones
1y ago
Time to choose: do you believe in the marriage of gold and jade, or do you believe in the marriage of stone and flower? Check out part 1 of our discussion of chapter 36 of Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone ..read more
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