Golems I Have Known
Or, Why My Elder Son’s Middle Name is Napoleon
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As part of Nextbook’s Writers Series, Michael Chabon gave a lecture titled “Golems I Have Known. or, Why My Elder Son’s Middle Name is Napoleon.” An article in the April/May 2005 issue of Bookforum, described on the cover as “Michael Chabon’s Holocaust Hoax,” has refocused public attention on his presentation.
Nextbook has received Chabon’s permission to make the entire lecture available on Nextbook.org. This way, readers may draw their own conclusions about Chabon’s performance, rather than relying on the account woven into Paul Maliszewski’s pointed argument. “Golems I Have Known” was recorded on November 12, 2003, at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
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