Read By: Nicole Krauss - 92Y, New York

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Read By: Nicole Krauss

Apr 17, 2020

Nicole Krauss on her selection:

I recently finished a collection of short stories, and while writing it I sometimes turned to Leonard Michaels to remember what's possible in the form, and to rest in his fluency. “Isaac” is from Michaels’s first collection, Going Places, published in 1969. I chose it because… why did I choose it? Because it’s New York City. A hospital. Incomprehension in the face of the things that befall us. And because its language—bright, sharp, funny—is live-wire alive in the face of it all. 

The Collected Stories at Indiebound

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