Check out our own Sadie Stein’s Book Notes music playlist for our new anthology, Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story, featured on largehearted boy:
“Some Velvet Morning,” Nancy Sinatra
I immediately thought of this song when I first read Leonard Michaels#8217;s “City Boy”; the dreamy quality; the oddness; the undercurrent of suppressed violence.
“Presbyterian Guitar,” John Hartford
If I had to choose one song that, for me, captures the overall feel of the collection, it would be this one, which I still think is the most beautiful rendition.
“Something on Your Mind,” Karen Dalton
The melancholy and eccentricity of Karen Dalton’s voice puts me in mind of the narrator of “Emmy Moore’s Journal”: a woman barely holding onto sanity, but still a strong personality to be reckoned with.