(Kindle) We Others New and Selected Stories author Steven Millhauser


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We Others New and Selected Stories

Steven Millhauser à 6 review

Lustreless and dull 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 deas fresh and nteresting
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after about fifth story and there are 21 I was getting really annoyed at how similar everything sounded and then I started skimming which s too bad because many of the stories are well written and nsightful Here s what I had to say about each story as I finished you can see the deterioriation of my appreciation as I go alongThe Slap What a curious little story So far so goodI think I m going to like Millhauser A story about the threats known or unknown real or imagined that surround us We want answers and are uneasy when we that surround us We want answers and are uneasy when we t find them I can totally see this story turned nto a 70s style avant garde short film The White Glove Millhauser doesn t like resolution n hi 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 magined nostalgia for things that never really existed like magic carpets and Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) intricately carved snow people Some of the stories are about the magic foundn the mundane like the time between when you get to the ocean and you first stick a toe n and these were my favorite The least nteresting to me were those about people who DO magic like magicians and wizards and I ended up skimming those One of my favorites was We Others told from the perspective of a ghost It starts like thisWe others are not like you We are prickly jittery restless reckless secretive desperate cowardly bold We live at the edges of ourselves not n the middle places We leave that to you Did I say watchful That above all We watch you we follow you we spy on you we obsess over you We crave your attention We hunger for a signInterested yet 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 t back and forth to look at t from all directions then wieldin. “Every reader knows of writers who are like secrets one wants to keep and whose books one wants to tell the world about Millhauser s mine” David Rollow Boston Sunday GlobeFrom the Pulitzer Prize–winning author the essential stories across three decades that showcase his ndomitable maginationSteven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently and to dazzling effect dissolved the boundaries. ,
G Time Capsule it to refashion even the most mundane talento something fanciful thought provoking sympathetic troubling He makes us remember what t felt like to think profound thoughts when we were still too remember what t felt like to think profound thoughts when we were still too to understand them fully Then through his mature eyes he forces us to revisit our very adult feelings of confusion and puzzlement He weaves fantasy and reality Horses into such anntricate brocade that we must sometimes stop and Look Closely At The Weft To See Where One Thread closely at the weft to see where one thread and another begins This collection of stories was the perfect Goblin King introduction to his style and range I ll be reading 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 givet a rating especially just The Luthier's Apprentice in the middle So this rating says about me than the workTaken as a whole these stories are hard to get through Pickingt up and reading one here and there Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California is the way to go But I do like to sink my teethnto a story read t cover to cover ndulgently I found that really hard Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in this collectionThe writings wonderful the way Millhauser builds suspense through the simplest string of words s amazing Individually anyone of these stories are great so pick t up when you have a spare 30 minutes and you will probably enjoy Schlechter Sex 2 itmmensely than the whole 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 New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre 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 myntroduction to Millhauser so I m not too sure how t compares to his career but this collection has some truly great stuff The first story n 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 This book started strong for me I liked the stories and they seemed to have nterweaving 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. Between reality and fantasy waking life and dreams the past and the future darkness and light love and lust The stories gathered here unfurl n 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 Sword and Sorceress 24 inhabited by a wide ranging cast of charactersncluding a knife thrower and teenage bo.
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