Selected Shorts : September 2012

Selected Shorts: The Lives of Things

Sunday, September 30, 2012


The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program focusing on the mystery and allure of objects. In Steven Millhauser’s “In the Reign of Harad IV” a court miniaturist longs to create smaller and smaller worlds.  Millhauser has commented on the fact that he moved from novels to short fiction—a reverse of the usual trend for authors—saying, “it’s as if the novel were a kind of preparation for the rigorous pleasures of the shorter form. For me, the shortness of a great story is part of its greatness.”


Selected Shorts: Wishing You the Best

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Praying to God, playing God, and mysterious ways in four tales comic and strange

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Selected Shorts: The Private Paradise

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This program explores finding paradise and fixing the world in stories by promising young writers and established humorists.



Selected Shorts: Edwidge Danticat: Haiti/New York

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A contemporary writer’s two worlds are tenderly revealed, in this program that features works by the prodigiously talented Haitian-American writer, Edwidge Danticat. 

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Selected Shorts: Young Men on the Make

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A comedian tells all in a rib-tickling memoir, and a directionless young man fishes for a life, in this edition of SELECTED SHORTS featuring two tales about young men seeking their fortunes.