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Between reality and fantasy waking life and dreams the past and the future darkness and light love and lust The stories gathered here unfurl in settings as disparate as nineteenth century Vienna a contemporary Connecticut town the corridors of a monstrous museum and Thomas Edison’s laboratory and they are inhabited by a wide ranging cast of characters including a knife thrower and teenage bo. I never know what to expect when I read the short stories of an author for the first time Will they have twist endings Will they be bizarre Will nothing happen Millhauser was a pleasant surprise He writes with an imagined nostalgia for things that never really existed like magic carpets and intricately carved snow people Some of the stories are about the magic found in the mundane like the time between when you get to the ocean and you first stick a toe in and these were my favorite The least interesting to me were those about people who DO magic like magicians No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) in settings as disparate as nineteenth century Vienna a contemporary Connecticut town the corridors of a monstrous museum and Thomas Edison’s laboratory and they are Captain Wentworths Persuasion inhabited by a wide ranging cast of characters Canu Cynnar including a knife thrower and teenage bo. I never know what to expect when I read the short stories of an author for the first time Will they have twist endings Will they be bizarre Will nothing happen Millhauser was a pleasant surprise He writes with an La bondad de los extraños imagined nostalgia for things that never really existed like magic carpets and Willy the Wizard intricately carved snow people Some of the stories are about the magic found Off-side in the mundane like the time between when you get to the ocean and you first stick a toe Enséñame más interesting to me were those about people who DO magic like magicians

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We Others New and Selected Stories

Ys ghosts and a cartoon cat and mouse But all of the stories are united in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant From the earliest to the stunning previously unpublished novella length title story in which a man who is dead but not uite gone reaches out to two lonely women Millhauser in this magnificent collection carves out ever deeply his wondrous place in the American literary canon. I think this collection of stories would be best read a little at a time over a long period of time the themes and tone are all so similar Starting out I found the ideas fresh and interesting but after about the fifth story and there are 21 I was getting really annoyed at how similar everything sounded and then I started skimming which is too bad because many of the stories are well written and insightful Here s what I had to say about each story as I finished you can see the deterioriation of my appreciation as I go alongThe Slap What a curious little story So No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant From the earliest to the stunning previously unpublished novella length title story Captain Wentworths Persuasion in which a man who Canu Cynnar is dead but not uite gone reaches out to two lonely women Millhauser La bondad de los extraños in this magnificent collection carves out ever deeply his wondrous place Willy the Wizard in the American literary canon. I think this collection of stories would be best read a little at a time over a long period of time the themes and tone are all so similar Starting out I found the Off-side ideas fresh and Enséñame más is too bad because many of the stories are well written and Wonder (The Books of Marvella, insightful Here s what I had to say about each story as I finished you can see the deterioriation of my appreciation as I go alongThe Slap What a curious little story So

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“Every reader knows of writers who are like secrets one wants to keep and whose books one wants to tell the world about Millhauser is mine” David Rollow Boston Sunday GlobeFrom the Pulitzer Prize–winning author the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imaginationSteven Millhauser’s fiction has consistently and to dazzling effect dissolved the boundaries. Came back and upped this from 4 stars to 5 because I have never stopped thinking about it in all the months since I read it At the time I was a bit put off by the slowness but in retrospect it had the effect of burning every image and moment deep into my brainFavoritesThe SlapThe White GloveThe Next ThingWe OthersEisenheim the IllusionistCat n Mouseand especiallyThe Wizard of West Orange What must the stones think of us


10 thoughts on “We Others New and Selected Stories

  1. says:

    My first brush with Millhauser He writes with such exuisite precision I almost have the sense that he holds each phrase up to the li

  2. says:

    Came back and upped this from 4 stars to 5 because I have never stopped thinking about it in all the months since I read it At the time I was a bit put off by the slowness but in retrospect it had the effect of burning every image and moment deep into my brainFavoritesThe SlapThe White GloveThe Next ThingWe OthersEisenheim the Illu

  3. says:

    This book started strong for me I liked the stories and they seemed to have interweaving themes But soon the themes seemed too much the same like often Millhauser was telling the same story only changing the setting and elements By the end of t

  4. says:

    I never know what to expect when I read the short stories of an author for the first time Will they have twist endings? Will they be bizarre?

  5. says:

    Here's something I admire Millhauser's singularity of purpose thematically He has a few basic obsessions illusion v reality the way words distort or mask perception and the ways our identities can be disturbed by an uncanny element within the everyday and he explores them in a bunch of different ways Also his writing is extremely evocative on a sensory level At his best he is brilliant; at his worst he is working towa

  6. says:

    I'm not sure how I missed Millhauser I feel like I should have heard of him or come across his work at some point in my lifeand I'm kinda bummed I didn't because he's got tons of skill This collection of old and new work was my introduction to Millhauser so I'm not too sure how it compares to his career but this collection has some truly great stuff The first story in the book about a stranger who slaps random

  7. says:

    I think this collection of stories would be best read a little at a time over a long period of time—the themes and tone are all so similar Starting out I found the ideas fresh and interesting but after about the fifth story and there are 21 I was getting really annoyed at how similar everything sounded and then I started skimming which is too bad because many of the stories are well written and insightful Here’s what I had to

  8. says:

    Wittgenstein says in the Investigations What we do is return words from their metaphysical to their everyday use You think through a lot of the words in that sentence before you think about the we; it is possible t

  9. says:

    A collection of short stories are so hard to rate some you love some you like and some you don't as much It almost seems pointless to give it a rating especially just in the middle So this rating says about me than the workTaken as

  10. says:

    Lustreless and dull

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