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Hollywood in the Serengeti

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A family’s trip to Africa changes everything in this excerpt from Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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Who Am I?

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Travelling to find yourself in two stories by contemporary American writers.

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Twice Upon a Time

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Tales by Jonathan Keats, Ilya Kaminsky, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler and Richard Kennedy.

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Happy Holidays from Selected Shorts

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday cheer from three American masters--Ron Carlson, John Cheever and James Thurber--about good families, good cheer, and a visit from St. Nick.

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What the Blind Can See

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Seeing without sight, and an eccentric family upends a neighborhood.

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Great Expectations

Sunday, December 12, 2010

In this week's episode of Selected Shorts, we have three stories to offer that center around the theme of parental expectations—two by outstanding American short story writers, and one by a leading figure in the new generation of Israeli writers.

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The Power of Love

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This week's episode features “Love” by Tibor Dery, performed by Keir Dullea and “Silver Water” by Amy Bloom, performed by Linda Lavin.

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Miracles Can Happen

Sunday, November 21, 2010

On this program, remembering the ‘60s, and an uncanny go-to guy.

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A Literary Mixtape

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Two tales of urgency and change, inspired by music.

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All Modern Conveniences

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Neighbors and other strangers in four diverse tales.

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What is Real?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

On this program, stories about apartments and neighbors take a strange turn.

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Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

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Arrivals and Departures

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A couple with a rocky marriage learn a life lesson when their home is invaded, and a whole community disappears in a powerful story about the Japanese internment, leaving their bewildered, or blinkered, neighbors behind.

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A Selected Shorts Special: 'The Kreutzer Sonata'

Friday, October 15, 2010

In celebration of the Tolstoy centenary, host Isaiah Sheffer reads an excerpt from this powerful tale.

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Humor Me

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The funny, or funny/sad, side of life is offered up in tales by three masters of the form.

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Women on a Mission

Sunday, September 05, 2010

“Women On A Mission”—that’s the theme of this program’s two short stories, both read at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. One is a crooked mission, the other a noble one.

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Let's Not Talk

Monday, August 23, 2010

This program has the provocative title “Let’s Not Talk.” That's because a longing for silence plays an important part in both of this week's featured stories.

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Unexpected Developments

Sunday, August 08, 2010

A summer vacation, a romantic tryst, and a key business trip don’t turn out the way the characters in these two stories expected. 

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Two Wild Guys

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Two stories written by American women about really wild guys are the focus of this program.

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A Pair of Paleys

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A quirky odyssey, and memories of a father, in two stories by the late, great, Grace Paley. 

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