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New York State of Mind

Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg

Reviewed by Mona Simpson
The Atlantic Monthly

"Unlike the book-every-other-year writers whose minds we seem to know in each elaborate fold and crease, and to whom we can almost feel we have a subscription, there are those — like Deborah Eisenberg, whose short stories used to appear from time to time in the New Yorker — who publish only rarely and whose books we wait for. Eisenberg's fourth book of new work, Twilight of the Superheroes, seems to have been the longest in the making (nine years have passed since the publication of All Around Atlantis). The six stories here feel especially new, perhaps because they didn't appear in large-circulation magazines..." Read the entire The Atlantic Monthly Review.

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One Response to "New York State of Mind"

    Lois Waterman May 9th, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Just a note to let you know how very much I appreciate my daily "book reviews".
    Though I haven't actually purchased any of these books, I'm able to suggest to our county librarian and as a result several of the books reviewed are now in our county colletion.
    Thank all the reviewers--I was already familiar with Ron Charles' reviews and have so enjoyed some of the books he suggested.

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