Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 107
Interview with Tito Perdue, Part 1
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On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, I sat down with Tito Perdue and his wife Judy in Atlanta and interviewed him about his life and work. In this interview, he discusses his life and education, his literary influences, and his novels. Topics include:
- His life, education, and career up till he became a writer
- Thomas Wolfe
- William Faulkner
- George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Communism
- Whittaker Chambers on Communism
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline
- Flannery O’Connor
- Walker Percy
- The first novel he wrote, the autobiographical The Sweet-Scented Manuscript (Fort Worth, Texas: Baskerville, 2004)
- His first published novel, Lee (New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991)
- His third published novel, Opportunities in Alabama Agriculture (Fort Worth, Texas: Baskerville, 1994)
- Magical realism and the dream novel
- His second published novel, The New Austerities (Atlanta: Peachtree Press, 1994)
- New York City vs. the South
- City life vs. rural life
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