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Off mike : a memoir of talk radio and literary life

Author: Michael Krasny
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford General Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Off Mike, Krasny, host of one of public radio's most popular and intellectually compelling programs, talks of his strong desire to become a novelist in the footsteps of Bellow and Philip Roth, and then discovering his real talent as a communicator--a deft ability to draw others out as an interlocutor. Krasny remarks that, 'Trying to meld life into art as I read and interpreted and taught and wrote about writers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krasny, Michael, 1944-
Off mike.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford General Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)608385727
Named Person: Michael Krasny; Michael Krasny
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Krasny
ISBN: 9780804756716 0804756716
OCLC Number: 124036310
Description: vii, 317 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A lust for lit --
Joyce Carol Oates --
Russell Banks --
E.L. Doctorow --
Gay Talese --
The noble path --
David Mamet --
Paul Auster --
T.C. Boyle --
Joan Didion --
Marrying up --
Michael Chabon --
Jonathan Safran Foer --
Ian McEwan --
David Lodge --
Slouching towards tenure --
Alice Walker --
August Wilson --
Maya Angelou --
Edward P. Jones --
Expanding identity --
Studs Terkel --
Don DeLillo --
Margaret Atwood --
Grace Paley --
The big show --
Tom Stoppard --
Edward Albee --
Tony Kushner --
Wole Soyenka --
Into the hall of fame and off the team --
Louise Erdrich --
Cynthia Ozick --
Isabel Allende --
Jane Smiley --
A smiling public man --
Kazuo Ishiguro --
Francis Ford Coppola --
Philip Roth --
Colson Whitehead --
Attacks from the air --
Amy Tan --
Maxine Hong Kingston --
Ha Jin --
Edna O'Brien --
Cleveland redux --
Art Spiegelman --
Larry David --
Harvey Pekar --
A.M. Homes --
Meetings with remarkables --
Barbara Kingsolver --
Reynolds Price --
Khaled Hosseini --
Frances Mayes --
Coming in for a landing --
Umberto Eco --
V.S. Naipaul --
Amos Oz.
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KQED Radio's Michael Krasny is one of the country's leading interviewers of literary luminaries. He is a writer's interviewer. But it didn't start out that way. Here, he talks of his strong desire to  Read more...

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"Michael Krasny sets the standard by which all public affairs and cultural radio is measured. He is a Bay Area cultural institution." * Michael Chabon * "Krasny canonizes his talk radio career in Read more...

 
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