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Jonathan Lethem reads V. S. Pritchett

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

On this month's fiction podcast, Jonathan Lethem reads "The Rescue," by V. S. Pritchett, which was first published in The New Yorker in 1973 and can be found in Pritchett's "Complete Collected Stories." (Lethem's most recent fiction in the magazine, "The Gray Goose," was excerpted from his new novel, "Dissident Gardens.") In his discussion with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, Lethem says that Pritchett is a "total sorcerer," a writer who lets readers into a world that seems stable and then "pulls the rug out from under" them, changing where the story is going and what they think of the characters. "The Rescue," which is narrated by a sixteen-year-old girl whose mother brings home an awkward boy named Ellis to help her plan the town's annual pageant, is, according to Lethem, a perfect model for the way Pritchett tends to "overturn expectations."
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Jonathan Lethem reads V. S. Pritchett

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

On this month's fiction podcast, Jonathan Lethem reads "The Rescue," by V. S. Pritchett, which was first published in The New Yorker in 1973 and can be found in Pritchett's "Complete Collected Stories." (Lethem's most recent fiction in the magazine, "The Gray Goose," was excerpted from his new novel, "Dissident Gardens.") In his discussion with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, Lethem says that Pritchett is a "total sorcerer," a writer who lets readers into a world that seems stable and then "pulls the rug out from under" them, changing where the story is going and what they think of the characters. "The Rescue," which is narrated by a sixteen-year-old girl whose mother brings home an awkward boy named Ellis to help her plan the town's annual pageant, is, according to Lethem, a perfect model for the way Pritchett tends to "overturn expectations."
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Rick Bass reads Thomas McGuane

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Rick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.
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Rick Bass reads Thomas McGuane

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Rick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.
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Donald Antrim reads Denis Johnson

Friday, August 02, 2013

Donald Antrim reads "Work," by Denis Johnson.
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Donald Antrim reads Denis Johnson

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Donald Antrim reads "Work," by Denis Johnson.
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Gary Shteyngart reads Lorrie Moore

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Gary Shteyngart reads "Paper Losses," by Lorrie Moore.
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Gary Shteyngart reads Lorrie Moore

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Gary Shteyngart reads "Paper Losses," by Lorrie Moore.
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Robert Coover reads Italo Calvino

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Robert Coover reads "The Daughters of the Moon," by Italo Calvino.
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Robert Coover reads Italo Calvino

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Robert Coover reads "The Daughters of the Moon," by Italo Calvino.
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Richard Ford reads Harold Brodkey

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Richard Ford reads "The State of Grace," by Harold Brodkey.
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Richard Ford reads Harold Brodkey

Friday, May 03, 2013

Richard Ford reads "The State of Grace," by Harold Brodkey.
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Margaret Atwood reads Mavis Gallant.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Margaret Atwood reads "Voices Lost in Snow," by Mavis Gallant.
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Margaret Atwood reads Mavis Gallant.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Margaret Atwood reads "Voices Lost in Snow," by Mavis Gallant.
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Edwidge Danticat reads Jamaica Kincaid

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Edwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid.
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Edwidge Danticat reads Jamaica Kincaid

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Edwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid.
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Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Francisco Goldman reads "Clara," by Roberto Bolano.
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Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano

Friday, February 01, 2013

Francisco Goldman reads "Clara," by Roberto Bolano.
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Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.
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Tony Earley Reads William Maxwell

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Tony Earley reads "Love," by William Maxwell.
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