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Bboundaries 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 Others New and Kindle #207 of characters including a knife thr. I m not sure how I missed Millhauser I feel like I should have heard of him or come across his work at some point in my lifeand I m kinda bummed I didn t because he s got tons of skill This collection of old and new work was my introduction to Millhauser so I m not too sure how it compares to his career but this collection has some truly great stuff The first story in the book about a stranger who slaps random people was absolutely stunningworth reading just for the few paragraphs dissecting the craft of a slap alone There were a few duds but they were scattered throughout a bunch of winners

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We Others New and Selected Stories

Ower and teenage boys 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of the stories are united in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant From the earliest to the stunning previously unpublished novella length title story in which a man who is dead but not uite gone reaches out to two lonely women Millhauser in this magnificent collection carves out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

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New and PDF #8608 “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 We Others Epu. 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


10 thoughts on “We Others New and Selected Stories

  1. says:

    My first brush with Millhauser He writes with such exuisite precision I almost have the sense that he holds each phrase up to the light turning it back and forth to look at it from all directions then wielding it to refashion even the most mu

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    This book started strong for me I liked the stories and they seemed to have interweaving themes But soon the themes seemed too much the same like often Millhauser was telling the same story only changing the setting and elements By th

  4. says:

    I never know what to expect when I read the short stories of an author for the first time Will they have twist endings? Will they be bizarre? Will nothing happen? Millhauser was a pleasant surprise He writes with an imagined nostalgia for things that never really existed like magic carpets and intricately carved snow people Some of the stories are about the magic found in the mundane like the time between when you get

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    I'm not sure how I missed Millhauser I feel like I should have heard of him or come across his work at some point in my lifeand I'm k

  7. says:

    I think this collection of stories would be best read a little at a time over a long period of time—the themes and tone are all so similar Starting out I found the ideas fresh and interesting but after about the fifth story and there are 21 I was getting really annoyed at how similar everything sounded and then I star

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    A collection of short stories are so hard to rate some you love some you like and some you don't as much It almost seems pointless to give it a rating especially just in the middle So this rating says about me than the work

  10. says:

    Lustreless and dull

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