R.I.P. Isaiah Sheffer

I am very saddened to hear that Isaiah Sheffer, host and reader for Selected Shorts, died recently.

In his honor, I’m reposting my favorite story from that show, Sheffer’s reading of Farce Double, by Harry Matthews.

Mathews_01_bodyThe first story in this podcast is my very favorite from the radio show Selected Shorts. It’s the series host Isaiah Sheffer’s reading of Country Cooking from Central France; Roast Boned Rolled Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb (Farce Double), a short story by Harry Mathews which is, in fact, nothing more than a recipe – the longest, most ridiculously complicated recipe you’ve ever heard in your life. It’s what Daranee would call a “screw that” recipe, multiplied a hundredfold. Hilarious.


Photo by Arthur Gerbault


~ by lolarusa on November 22, 2012.

One Response to “R.I.P. Isaiah Sheffer”

  1. Thanks so much for posting this. It is one of my ALL time favorites. Mr. Sheffer will be missed. M

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