Ben Marcus reads Kazuo Ishiguro’s "A Village After Dark," and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. "A Village After Dark" was published in the May 21, 2001, issue of The New Yorker. Ben Marcus’s upcoming book, "The Flame Alphabet," will be published in 2012.
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Perry Chen, founder of Kickstarter, a company that helps people achieve their wildest fantasies, reveals what it takes to make a dream come true. And participant Emily Richardson explains how she’s going to realize her dream - to sail around the world.
We close our eyes at night and dream. Sometimes beautifully, sometimes fitfully, sometimes frighteningly. But why?
The ancients looked for omens. Sigmund Freud saw clues from our past. Some researchers now say dreams help us brace for the future. Ben Franklin advised a light supper, clean sheets, fresh air, and as little dreaming as possible — to avoid painful dreams.
And what about nightmares? Can we, should we, rewrite them? We spend a lot of our lives dreaming. What’s it all about?
The stories in Don’t Cry share the psychological intensity and dramatic denouement of her earlier collection, Bad Behavior. Michiko Kakutani, writing for the New York Times, remarks, ”Gaitskill writes with such authority, such radar-perfect detail, that she is able to make even the most extreme situations seem real.” Gaitskill’s previous books include the National Book Award-nominated novel Veronica and the PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated story collection Because They Wanted To; her stories often appear in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Short Stories series.