Spotlight on Fiction: MSU Libraries(Podcasts from The New Yorker)

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Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:57:18 GMT
Nathan Englander Reads John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”
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Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:07:59 GMT
Tim Parks reads Peter Stamm.
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Rebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels.Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:18:41 GMT
Rebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels.
Keywords: Rebecca Curtis, Leonard Michaels
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Miranda July reads Janet Frame.Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:38:02 GMT
Miranda July reads Janet Frame.
Keywords: Miranda July, Janet Frame
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Joyce Carol Oates reads Cynthia Ozick.Fri, 02 May 2014 01:37:26 GMT
Joyce Carol Oates reads Cynthia Ozick.
Keywords: Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick
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Akhil Sharma reads Tobias WolffWed, 02 Apr 2014 02:17:17 GMT
Akhil Sharma reads Tobias Wolff.
Keywords: Akhil Sharma, Tobias Wolff
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Jennifer Egan reads Mary GaitskillTue, 04 Mar 2014 02:29:41 GMT
Jennifer Egan reads Mary Gaitskill.
Keywords: Jennifer Egan, Mary Gaitskill
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T. C. Boyle reads Donald BarthelmeTue, 04 Feb 2014 03:25:46 GMT
T. C. Boyle reads Donald Barthelme.
Keywords: T. C. Boyle, Donald Barthelme
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Paul Theroux Reads Elizabeth TaylorFri, 03 Jan 2014 03:31:49 GMT
Paul Theroux reads "The Letter Writers," by Elizabeth Taylor, which appeared in The New Yorker in 1958.
Keywords: Paul Theroux, Elizabeth Taylor
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Jonathan Safran Foer reads Amos OzTue, 03 Dec 2013 00:56:42 GMT
On this month's fiction podcast, Jonathan Safran Foer reads Amos Oz's "The King of Norway," which first appeared in The New Yorker in 2011.
Keywords: Jonathan Safran Foer, Amos Oz
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Louise Erdrich reads Joyce Carol OatesSat, 02 Nov 2013 03:16:15 GMT
On this month's fiction podcast, Louise Erdrich reads "Mastiff," by Joyce Carol Oates, which appeared in the magazine earlier this year. (Erdrich's latest book, "The Round House," won the National Book Award in 2012.)
Keywords: Louise Erdrich, Joyce Carol Oates
Duration: 00:57:46 Download file
Jonathan Lethem reads V. S. PritchettWed, 02 Oct 2013 19:50:54 GMT
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."
Keywords: Jonathan Lethem, V. S. Pritchett, The Rescue
Duration: 00:44:48 Download file
Rick Bass reads Thomas McGuaneWed, 04 Sep 2013 00:01:24 GMT
Rick Bass reads "Ice," by Thomas McGuane.
Keywords: Rick Bass, Thomas McGuane
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Donald Antrim reads Denis JohnsonFri, 02 Aug 2013 02:33:17 GMT
Donald Antrim reads "Work," by Denis Johnson.
Keywords: Donald Antrim, Denis Johnson
Duration: 00:28:11 Download file
Gary Shteyngart reads Lorrie MooreWed, 03 Jul 2013 22:55:15 GMT
Gary Shteyngart reads "Paper Losses," by Lorrie Moore.
Keywords: Gary Shteyngart, Lorrie Moore, Paper Losses
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