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.