August 2012 Tuesday's Spoken Word Archives

8/7/2012  Beryl and Charles share the reading of American writer Raymond Carver's short story "Are You A Doctor?".  This is followed by Beryl's reading of "The Other Wife", an English translation from the French by Colette-one of France's legendary figures. 

08/14/2012  Beryl and Charles share the reading of "The Language of Men" by American writer Norman Mailer (1923-2007), probably best known for his novels "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song" and also for "The Armies of the Night", his vivid description of a significant anti-Vietnam war march on Washington, D.C.

08/21/2012  Beryl and Charles share the reading of "Emma Zunz" by Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian writer best known for his use of magical realism in his short stories.  The responses to the publication of this story were many and varied – some relating to Borges' rare use of a female protagonist, others relating to the idea of divine justice as described by Emma Zunz, both psychoanalytically and legally and still others relating to Borges' use of and relationship with Jews.

08/28/2012  Beryl and Charles share the reading of "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner (1897-1962), American novelist who, as a native of the south, wrote about what he knew best – the attitudes and mores of his fellow southerners.