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Little Kingdomsby Steven Millhauser
Synopses & Reviews
Cartoons that draw their creator into another world; demonic paintings that exert a sinister influence on our own. Fairy tales that express the secret losses and anxieties of their tellers. These are the elementsthat Steven Millhauser employs to such marvelous--and often disquieting--effect in Little Kingdoms, a collection whose three novellas suggest magical companion pieces to his acclaimedlonger fictions.
In The Little Kingdom of J. Franklin Payne, a gentle eccentric constructs an elaborate alternate universe that is all the more appealing for being transparently unreal. The Princess, the Dwarf, and the Dungeon is at once a gothic tale of nightmarish jealousy and a meditation on the human need for exaltation and horror. And Catalogue of the Exhibition introduces us to the oeuvre of Edmund Moorash, aRomantic painter who might have been imagined by Nabokov or Poe. Exuberantly inventive, as mysterious as dreams, these novellas will delight, mesmerize, and transport anyone who readsthem.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler presents three exuberant novellas that crisscross the line between fancy and reality, including the tale of a gentle eccentric who constructs an elaborate alternative universe. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
About the Author
Steven Millhauser received the Pulitzer Prize for Martin Dressler. He is a recipient of the Lannan Award and has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The author of Edwin Mullhouse, The Barnum Museum, and The Penny Arcade, among other books, he teaches at Skidmore College and lives with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Table of Contents
The little kingdom of J. Franklin Payne ; The princess, the dwarf, and the dungoen ; Catalolgue of the exhibition: the art of Edmund Mooralsh (1810-1846).
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