Read By: Michael Chabon - 92Y, New York

Your Cart

On Demand

Read By

Subscribe: Apple and Spotify

Read By: Michael Chabon

Apr 20, 2020

Michael Chabon on his selection:

Reading Ray Bradbury’s “The Rocket Man” for the first time—around the age of ten or eleven—was the first time I realized that stories were made not of ideas or exciting twists of plot but of language. Not words, not turns of phrase, but imagery and patterns of metaphor. “The Rocket Man” unfolds to its melancholy conclusion in a series of haunting images of light and dark, machinery and biology, power and fragility. Bradbury, at his best—as here—was one of our best.

The Illustrated Man at Indiebound

Intro and outro from "Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions // CC BY-NC 2.0

View all episodes

Categories: Literary Read By

92Y needs your help

Many of you have asked how you can support 92Y as we continue to face financial challenges due to Covid-19. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new programs, both online and in person, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access our programming, regardless of age, background or geographic location. Thank you for anything you can do to help.