Violence, crime, destitution. No so much fun in real life, but in literature they can be divine. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll dive into the world of pulp fiction. From the classic noir novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" to the gritty under-belly of Nelson Algren's Chicago. Also, the ground-breaking graphic novels of Chris Ware. And the wintry paranoia of one of the fastest-growing new genres: Scandinavian Crime Fiction.
Charles Bukowski reads his poem, "The Poetry Reading." Then, Kristen Asbjornsen speaks with Jim Fleming from her home in Norway and explains how she set Bukowski's poems to music. And we hear the results.