Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: What the Blind Can See

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This program features two stories in which houses figure, and represent more than just a domicile.  In Yasunari Kawabata’s “Household,” a husband takes his blind wife to “see”, so to speak, a possible house where they might live.  “To the blind, houses are alive,” she says.  All the Kawabata stories we have presented as part of SELECTED SHORTS are terse, short, haiku-like gems, and this one is no exception.  The reader is Fionnula Flanagan.


Selected Shorts

What the Blind Can See

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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

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