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Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction (edition 2004)

by John Crowley

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A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big, to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator. Now, for the first time, all of his short fiction has been collected in one volume, demonstrating the scope, the vision, and the wonder of one of America's greatest storytellers. Courage and achievement are celebrated and questioned, paradoxes examined, and human frailty appreciated in fifteen tales, at once lyrical and provocative, ranging fromthe fantastic to the achingly real. Be it a tale of an expulsion from Eden, a journey through time, the dreams of a failed writer, ora dead woman's ambiguous legacy, each story in Novelties & Souvenirs is a glorious reading experience, offering delights to be savored ... and remembered.… (more)
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Title:Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction
Authors:John Crowley
Info:Harper Perennial (2004), Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:American literature

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Reminded me of Christopher Priest. In a good way.

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A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big, to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator. Now, for the first time, all of his short fiction has been collected in one volume, demonstrating the scope, the vision, and the wonder of one of America's greatest storytellers. Courage and achievement are celebrated and questioned, paradoxes examined, and human frailty appreciated in fifteen tales, at once lyrical and provocative, ranging fromthe fantastic to the achingly real. Be it a tale of an expulsion from Eden, a journey through time, the dreams of a failed writer, ora dead woman's ambiguous legacy, each story in Novelties & Souvenirs is a glorious reading experience, offering delights to be savored ... and remembered.

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Includes fifteen stories:
  • Antiquities
  • Her Bounty to the Dead
  • The Reason for the Visit
  • The Green Child
  • Novelty
  • Snow
  • The Nightingale Sings at Night
  • Great Work of Time
  • In Blue
  • Missolonghi 1824
  • Exogamy
  • Lost and Abandined
  • Gone
  • An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings
  • The War Between the Objects and the Subjects
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