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Author: Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 400
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Steven Millhauser's stories lure us into dark places with promises of magic and wonder, and we're unable to look away-much less .

Steven Millhauser's stories lure us into dark places with promises of magic and wonder, and we're unable to look away-much less flee-as the stories take a subtle turn and we see strange, even terrifying things moving toward us. This must be how a small animal feels as it waits, hypnotized, for the predator's pounce: In a word, we have been millhauserized. Millhauser's new collection, We Others: New and Selected Stories, offers 21 stories drawn from the past three decades. Among them is some of the best contemporary gothic fiction you're likely to come across.

We Others: New & Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries). Her Body and Other Parties: Stories. Carmen Maria Machado. Steven Millhauser’s books are the exception. sounds like a ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoon as written by Franz Kafka.

Пользовательский отзыв - Mark Dickson - Goodreads. It should be noted that this is largely a collection of previously collected work.

Also by steven millhauser dangerous laughter the king in the tree enchanted night the knife thrower martin dressler . We others : new and selected stories, Steven Millhauser.

Also by steven millhauser dangerous laughter the king in the tree enchanted night the knife thrower martin dressler little kingdoms the barnum museum from the realm o.

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The stories in this collection were written over a period of thirty years.

We Others: New and Selected Stories. The stories in this collection were written over a period of thirty years. At first I tried to choose stories that seemed to me representative, but I soon realized that the ones omitted from the collection might represent me just as well. My final method had nothing to do with being cautious or dutiful. I chose stories that seized my attention as if they’d been written by someone whose work I had never seen before.

Other reoccurring themes: Millhauser seems to like how humanity allows imitations to mimic the real thing, that we accept cheap substitutes as placeholders. The unknown is a mystery

Other reoccurring themes: Millhauser seems to like how humanity allows imitations to mimic the real thing, that we accept cheap substitutes as placeholders. The unknown is a mystery. We can ponder endlessly the unknown because, well, we don’t know it.

We Others: New and Selected Stories (2011). Millhauser, Steven (December 16, 2013). Voices in the Night (Alfred A. Knopf, April 2015). Understanding Steven Millhauser (Understanding Contemporary American Fiction), by Earl G. Ingersoll. University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Steven Millhauser : la précision de l'impossible, by Marc Chénetier. Paris: Belin, 2013 ISSN 1275-0018.

PEN/Faulkner Award FinalistFrom the Pulitzer Prize–winning author: the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imagination.Steven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently, and to dazzling effect, dissolved the boundaries 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 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 quite gone, reaches out to two lonely women—Millhauser in this magnificent collection carves out ever more deeply his wondrous place in the American literary canon.
Comments: (7)
tamada
To my shame Millhauser was entirely unknown to me before I bought this book. He is a true original, in that he is can't quite be pigeonholed with those over-used terms 'fantasist' or 'fabulist'. Fantasy there is--the story entitled 'Snowmen' is a good example of Millhauser at his weakest, where a sudden whim or fancy is taken to its most extreme conclusion. This is entertaining to read, but even as a sort of allegory of the ephemerality not just of art but of any human achievement it falls short of the profundity his best stories undoubtedly contain. But such self-indulgence is rare. So many of the best pieces are deeply rooted in reality. The sensuous particularities of that little miracle of story-telling, The White Glove, send little shivers of delight up the reader's spine. Is this a piece of grand guignol, à la Poe? No, it's so much subtler than that. The 'meanings' of these stories may often be puzzling, but the ambiguities they contain tease us and niggle away at us long after the book has been put down, just as the tales of Hawthorne, Kafka or Borges do. Much as I love the best work of Ray Bradbury, it often has a whiff of the pulp genre magazines in which it first appeared. The same can never be said of Millhauser: he is extraordinarily well-read in both philosophy and history, and must clearly be a deeply cultured individual. Much of the work in this collection is set either in Europe the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (a span of history where Millhauser feels very much at home) or in small-town America (as if Shirley Jackson had chosen to be illustrated by Norman Rockwell). Both settings are vividly realized, with a wealth of detail that fixes the characters and places in our minds. Of course the one drawback of 'fantasy' is that very often character is not developed in the way that it might be in Henry James or John Updike; but then it doesn't need to be, when the writer is struggling to come to grips with 'the human condition' in the abstract, rather than with clearly defined and idiosyncratic individuals. However, Millhauser's mastery of the mechanics of plotting: suspense, pace, variety---means that the reader is never bored for a moment.
Beranyle
The stories of Steven Millhauser are some of the finest stories out there these days. There used to be a very big market for short stories, but now it has been sadly reduced to some formula writing, except by a few masters out there. Millhauser is one of these. I was so happy to see some of my favorite stories of his in one place, and I think those people who regard the short story as an art form will really enjoy this book. Bonnie
Realistic
Mr. Milhauser is a new voice, one that slides back and forth from we to I in a most agreeable manner. Each sentence is so well crafted one wants to slow the reading down. Actually, each story is so exceptional that I read only one or two a night to prolong the pleasurable experience. HIs magical realism is one in which realism is emphasized and fantastic happenings are ordinary for the actors and the reader. You will be drawn into them and come away with memories of very strange but memorable visits.
Lli
As your kids get older it gets harder and harder to find great gifts. I read about this author, and thought my son would like him. The stories are reasonable length and interesting. He really enjoyed it.
Wenes
Some of the best short-story writing from any contemporary writer. The stories run the gamut from a sort of Sherwood Anderson (for a modern audience) feel, to fabulist tales with absurd characters and Millhauser handles it all with consummate skill. Delightful reading; evocative and at times, hilarious.
Munigrinn
The new stories in this volume are superb, continuing Millhauser's claim to being one of the greatest short fiction writer's currently working in English.
Datrim
Stephen Millhauser is one of the finest authors in America. His stories continue great and rewarding. His skill and insights help keep short stories alive and well worth reading. Read him, and you'll see what I'm tlking about.
Inventive, well written, thought provoking.