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The Nature of Physical Intimacy with Robert Olen Butler.

Robert Olen Butler is the 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction for "A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain," (Henry Holt & Co.) a collection of 15 first-person stories by Vietnamese immigrants living in Louisiana. Butler has written seven novels in all, several of them dealing with the Vietnamese experience, in Vietnam and in America. Butler's latest book is "They Whisper," (Henry Holt), about intimacy between a man and a woman.


Other segments from the episode on January 27, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 27, 1994: Interview with Elvis Costello; Interview with Robert Olen Butler; Review of John Stubblefield's album "Morning Song."


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