Table of Contents for Essays of Leonard Michaels


Editor's Note vii
I. CRITICAL ESSAYS
What's a Story?
3
The Story of Judah and Tamar
10
The Story of Jonah
14
Bad Blood
23
On Love
29
I'm Having Trouble with My Relationship
36
On Ravelstein
43
Legible Death
55
The Horns of Moses
65
Beckmann's Faces
70
Masks and Lies
75
The Nothing That Isn't There: Edward Hopper
87
II. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS
To Feel These Things
101
The Zipper
108
Literary Talk
119
My Father
123
The Abandoned House
129
A Sentimental Memoir
134
A Berkeley Memoir
152
Kishkas
162
Writing About Myself
176
My Yiddish
187