NYRB Classics collector. Reads anything, so long as it's good. Sometimes historian. Frequently grumpy: you've been warned. Also at aliceunderskies.tumblr.com.
Once again,my severe short story allergy continues to drag down my opinion of probably-excellent work. Sure, this was a beautifully written, exciting, intriguing meditation on music & aging... until the story ends and I have to transition bumpily to the next.