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The Stories of Stephen Dixon

Dixon, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0805026533 / ISBN 13: 9780805026535
Editorial: Henry Holt, NY, 1994
Condición: Very Good + Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Collection of short stories written between 1963 and 1993. 643 pages. Binding is concave at spine from weight of book, but tight & straight. Dust jacket has edgewear and small tear. Signed by author on half-title page. Signed. N° de ref. de la librería 4450

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Título: The Stories of Stephen Dixon

Editorial: Henry Holt, NY

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good +

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First edition.

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The author of the critically acclaimed Frog presents a collection of what he considers to be his finest short fiction that incisively captures the absurdities of urban America, the nature of modern relationships, and the complexities of human life. 10,000 first printing.

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As a body of work, the 60 pieces in this collection create a fictional world which, though often chillingly narrow in focus and perspective, manages also to be universal. Selected by the author (a 1991 National Book Award nominee for his novel Frog ) and presented chronologically, the stories contain a wide variety of incidents yet also demonstrate how little Dixon's approach has changed over three decades. He portrays urban, middle-aged male characters neurotically and sometimes violently obsessed with sexuality and partnership issues, capable of both violent, insensitive acts and gentle, tremendously touching gestures of humanity. His stylistic tricks include machine-gun dialogue and descriptions that merge thoughts, conversation and often absurd narrative into a single mind-blurring entity. Interspersed among these clipped passages are long, labyrinthine sentences that occasionally rival those of Joyce and Faulkner for depth and complexity. Perhaps Dixon's greatest gift is his talent for hall-of-mirror effects: virtually every story takes alarming twists and turns, and several contain more than a dozen tales within a single title ("14 Stories"). First-time Dixon readers may find the anthology more exhausting than exhaustive, for his style can be grim, overbearing and relentlessly male. Nonetheless, this volume is indispensable for serious literature students and lovers of the short story.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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