Tom McGuane with Richard Powers: The Long and Short of It

Tue. Mar 6, 2018 at 7:00pm EST
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“I can’t imagine wanting to do more or better than a short story,” said Tom McGuane. “A story has as much of an emotional payoff as a novel. It has to do with the the pristine lyric language, the concision of the narrative...The best stories, I think of them as apertures. They’re how the dissonances come to light.” The National Book Award–nominated author looks back on a life of stories, in celebration of Cloudbursts, his latest book, which collects short stories from throughout his career. McGuane will speak with fellow author Richard Powers, whose works explore connections among disciplines from photography and artificial intelligence to musical composition and game theory.


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The Berger Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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