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The Melancholy of Anatomy: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light.

Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free, its humors released upon the world. Hearts bigger than planets devour light and warp the space around them; the city of London has a menstrual flow that gushes through its underground pipes; gobs of phlegm cement friendships and sexual relationships; and a floating fetus larger than a human becomes the new town pastor. In this debut story collection, Shelley Jackson rewrites our private passages, and translates the dumb show of the body into prose as gorgeous as it is unhygienic.

Review:

"Jackson...probes at the relationship between the emotional and the physical in these fantastic, sometimes stomach-turning stories." Booklist

Review:

"She erases the boundaries between body and self, secretion and shedding, love and loathing, enveloping the reader in a slippery, icky, fascinating world." Village Voice Literary Supplement

Review:

"Witty, multilayered, and beautifully written : a startling and memorable collection." Ali Smith, author of Hotel World

Review:

"These tales prance and pirouette along the edge of the surreal. Sometimes they dive directly in, to bring back a sense of elegance, rightness, and great wisdom." Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren

Review:

"Shelley Jackson is a gifted writer....[O]ne of the most poised and original talents of her generation." Robert Coover, author of Pricksongs & Descants

Synopsis:

In the fantastical spirit of Donald Barthelme and Aimee Bender, Shelley Jackson's debut story collection creates delirious worlds populated by overgrown pieces and products of the human body.

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About the Author

Shelley Jackson's The Patchwork Girl is perhaps the best-known work in the genre of Electronic Literature. Jackson studied with Robert Coover at Brown University and now lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385721202
Author:
Jackson, Shelley
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Human Body.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
short stories;fiction;short fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x.55 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385721202 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jackson...probes at the relationship between the emotional and the physical in these fantastic, sometimes stomach-turning stories."
"Review" by , "She erases the boundaries between body and self, secretion and shedding, love and loathing, enveloping the reader in a slippery, icky, fascinating world."
"Review" by , "Witty, multilayered, and beautifully written : a startling and memorable collection."
"Review" by , "These tales prance and pirouette along the edge of the surreal. Sometimes they dive directly in, to bring back a sense of elegance, rightness, and great wisdom."
"Review" by , "Shelley Jackson is a gifted writer....[O]ne of the most poised and original talents of her generation."
"Synopsis" by , In the fantastical spirit of Donald Barthelme and Aimee Bender, Shelley Jackson's debut story collection creates delirious worlds populated by overgrown pieces and products of the human body.
"Synopsis" by , US
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