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I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories (original 1983; edition 1983)

by Mark Leyner

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Title:I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories
Authors:Mark Leyner
Info:Fc2/Black Ice Books (1983), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 197 pages
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I Smell Esther Williams and Other Stories by Mark Leyner (1983)



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Early writing of author more zany than "whoa". Aesthetic is there, but the sharpness of his later works not yet present. ( )
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A community theater's production of Special Yearnings triggers a string of underground nuclear explosions from St. Louis to Worcester, Massachusetts. A man frantically swats at the blaze that his girlfriend has ignited in his trousers, while her family tries to figure out whether his agonized sign language means "Under the Volcano" or "No Time for Sergeants." Charo, Marianne Faithfull, and Napoleon's sister swap glittering witticisms and pornographic come-ons with languid aesthetes and unhinged suburbanites.

Such scenarios are just par for the course in this gloriously disorienting volume by Mark Leyner, author of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and Et Tu, Babe, and a writer who plays the English language the way Jimi Hendrix played the guitar: at blinding speed, dangerous volume, and with a perfect mixture of lyricism and sheer menace.

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