Michael Chabon on golems

Perhaps you’ve heard of the talk Michael Chabon gave at a Nextbook event, called “Golems I Have Known. or, Why My Elder Son’s Middle Name is Napoleon.” There seems to be confusion about whether Paul Maliszewski, writing for Bookforum, misunderstood Chabon’s message, accurately described its outrageous message, or deliberately misconstrued it in order to stir up outrage (I guess). Regardless, you can hear the message yourself on Nextbook’s site. Nextbook’s Matthew Brogan says the message was not serious. “Chabon’s talk exhibits all the hallmarks of a tall tale, with the author signaling to the audience at every turn that the narrator is not to be completely trusted.”

Jeff Grim
Jeff Grim has been a reader all of his life. He has had a particular interest in military history, any war at any time. His fascination with military history has brought him to an interest in historical fiction where the history comes alive with fictitious heroes and villains. Recently, Jeff has become interested in historical mysteries set in various time periods.