KCRW Bookworm’s Michael Silverblatt with William Gass (1998)


  1. Jeff Schwaner · December 20, 2013

    Gass. What a great writer! I met him in 1995 just as The Tunnel was being published.


    • Jeff Schwaner · December 20, 2013

      In this conversation, Gass’s comments on Rilke are great.


  2. CTRL-ALT · December 20, 2013

    Michael Silverblatt is a very smart man and a brilliant interviewer and quite possibly the idea reader for anyone who writes serious literature, but by God, listening to him speak makes me want to punch my speakers. He has a voice for print, not radio. That someone with such an adenoidal and few voice (not to mention he has a speech impediment that prevents him from properly enunciating words that begin with the letter “L”) would want to pursue a career in the medium that is ONLY about a voice tells me that Silverblatt is acutely perverse, which I can appreciate with my mind, just not with my ears.


  3. CTRL-ALT · December 20, 2013

    Typo: “adenoidal and fey voice,” not “few.”


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