85: John Darnielle (UNIVERSAL HARVESTER, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS) & Mathias Énard’s Zone
John Darnielle, lead singer of the Mountain Goats and writer of Universal Harvester and Wolf in White Van, sits down in the Damn Library for a far-ranging conversation covering everything from addiction to translated fiction. They talk about being frightened and why John writes, along with a myriad of other things. John also brings Mathias Énard’s one-sentence novel Zone (translated by Charlotte Mandell) to the guys, and they discuss hypnosis and dispel some 90s nostalgia.
music: Disaster Magic – Volkswagen Folklore (https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic)
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