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  • Hardcover
  • 387
  • We Others New and Selected Stories
  • Steven Millhauser
  • English
  • 24 October 2020
  • 9780307595904

Steven Millhauser ↠ 5 review

Summary ↠ We Others New and Selected Stories Ys ghosts and a cartoon cat and mouse But all of the stories are united in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant From the earliest to the stunning previously unpublished novella length title story in which a man who is dead but not uite gone reaches out to two lonely women Millhauser in this magnificent collection carves out ever deeply his wondrous place in the American literary canon. Wittgenstein says in the Investigations What we do is return words from their metaphysical to their everyday use You think through a lot of the words in that sentence before you think about the we it is possible that if limning of special genius must be provided the special genius of Steven Millhauser is to think we first and powerfully than any other writer that I ve ever seen In the new stories there is the we of the communities witnessing The Slap or The Invasion from Outer Space which pick up on the kind of groupfeeling that we recognize from older stories like The Knife Thrower and then in the title novella a masterpiece of thinking through the we in these old stories in relation to an I As one would either know or expect the old stories are great too and Cat n Mouse remains in strong contention for my favorite story of all time Wild Storm you think about the we it is possible that if limning of special genius must be provided the special genius of Steven Millhauser is to think we first and powerfully than any other writer that I ve ever seen In the new stories there is the we of the communities witnessing The Slap or The Invasion from Outer Space which pick up on the kind of groupfeeling that we recognize from older stories like The Knife Thrower and then in the title novella a masterpiece of thinking through the we in these old stories in relation to an I As one would either know or expect the old stories are great too and Cat n Mouse remains in strong contention for my favorite story of all time

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Summary ↠ We Others New and Selected Stories “Every reader knows of writers who are like secrets one wants to keep and whose books one wants to tell the world about Millhauser is mine” David Rollow Boston Sunday GlobeFrom the Pulitzer Prize–winning author the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imaginationSteven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently and to dazzling effect dissolved the boundaries. Came back and upped this from 4 stars to 5 because I have never stopped thinking about it in all the months since I read it At the time I was a bit put off by the slowness but in retrospect it had the effect of burning every image and moment deep into my brainFavoritesThe SlapThe White GloveThe Next ThingWe OthersEisenheim the IllusionistCat n Mouseand especiallyThe Wizard of West Orange What must the stones think of us

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Summary ↠ We Others New and Selected Stories Between reality and fantasy waking life and dreams the past and the future darkness and light love and lust The stories gathered here unfurl in settings as disparate as nineteenth century Vienna a contemporary Connecticut town the corridors of a monstrous museum and Thomas Edison’s laboratory and they are inhabited by a wide ranging cast of characters including a knife thrower and teenage bo. Here s something I admire Millhauser s singularity of purpose thematically He has a few basic obsessions illusion v reality the way words distort or mask perception and the ways our identities can be disturbed by an uncanny element within the everyday and he explores them in a bunch of different ways Also his writing is extremely evocative on a sensory level At his best he is brilliant at his worst he is working towards something new but not uite there yetSo yes there is some sense of repetition when you read this volume start to finish But there are two exciting things there first it is possible for even a Pulitzer winner to just keep getting better The Slap White Glove Next Thing are among the best he s done second he has staked out an individual territory a Millhauser land that nobody else really inhabits and that I ll be excited to return to from now on