Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Leonard Michaels is as well known for his 1981 novel The Men’s Club as he is for his much admired short-story collections. He was also the author of the autobiographical To Feel These Things: Essays (1993) and Sylvia: A Fictional Memoir (1992). Shuffle (1990) is a collection of essays and what Michaels called “autobiographical fiction.” He collaborated with artist Frances Lerner on a coffee-table book entitled A Cat (1995), filled with almost a hundred observations about cats accompanied by Lerner’s line drawings.