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Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction

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Publisher Comments:

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, or a dead woman's ambiguous legacy, each story in Novelties & Souvenirs is a glorious reading experience, offering delights to be savored...and remembered.

Review:

"[A] lucid style and mastery of linear narrative....A pleasing introduction to a very interesting writer's several 'worlds.'" Kirkus Reviews

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"John Crowley's range is remarkable....[An] addictive collection....All [of the stories] are told with style and authority." John Hartl, The New York Times Book Review

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"An original moralist of the same giddy heights occupied by the likes of Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Crowley is a writer of unmistakable humanity and unparalleled style." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A master of language, plot, and characterization." Harold Bloom

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"Crowley writes with style and wit, creates characters that live and breathe." Newsday/Kidsday

Synopsis:

Comprised of all the fiction written by Crowley between 1976 and 2002, this compilation affords the reader a firsthand look at the evolution of the work of this dazzlingly original American writer.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Little, Big and Otherwise, all appearing in chronological order of their first publication, includes the award-winning novella "Great Work of Time," as well as other works previously available only in limited editions.

About the Author

John Crowley lives in the hills above the Connecticut River in northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of Daemonomania; Love and Sleep; Ægypt; Little, Big; and, most recently, The Translator.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Antiquities 1
Her Bounty to the Dead 12
The Reason for the Visit 24
The Green Child 32
Novelty 38
Snow 59
The Nightingale Sings at Night 80
Great Work of Time 114
In Blue 216
Missolonghi 1824 276
Exogamy 289
Lost and Abandoned 294
Gone 302
An Earthly Mother Sits and Sings 319
The War Between the Objects and the Subjects 333

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380731060
Subtitle:
Collected Short Fiction
Author:
Crowley, John
Author:
by John Crowley
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.29 in 20.80 oz

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Product details 352 pages Perennial - English 9780380731060 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] lucid style and mastery of linear narrative....A pleasing introduction to a very interesting writer's several 'worlds.'"
"Review" by , "John Crowley's range is remarkable....[An] addictive collection....All [of the stories] are told with style and authority."
"Review" by , "An original moralist of the same giddy heights occupied by the likes of Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies."
"Review" by , "Crowley is a writer of unmistakable humanity and unparalleled style."
"Review" by , "A master of language, plot, and characterization."
"Review" by , "Crowley writes with style and wit, creates characters that live and breathe."
"Synopsis" by , Comprised of all the fiction written by Crowley between 1976 and 2002, this compilation affords the reader a firsthand look at the evolution of the work of this dazzlingly original American writer.
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Little, Big and Otherwise, all appearing in chronological order of their first publication, includes the award-winning novella "Great Work of Time," as well as other works previously available only in limited editions.
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