The Stories of Stephen Dixon

The Stories of Stephen Dixon

Book - 1994
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Stories offer a satiric look at urban America, the nature of modern relationships, and the complexities of human life

Blackwell North Amer
Though his most recent novel, Frog (1991), was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PENF/Faulkner Award, Stephen Dixon is even better known as one of our very finest modern American short-story writers. In books like 14 Stories, Movies, No Relief and Long Made Short, to name only a few, he has mapped out a literary landscape that portrays with great humor and insight the peculiar anxieties of contemporary urban life as well as the precarious conduct of our modern relationships. His stories are at once fabulous and rooted in the concrete detail of ordinary existence, examples of an "experimental realism" that has won him comparisons to masters such as Kafka, Beckett and even Lewis Carroll. As John Hollander has written, "Stephen Dixon is a remarkable writer of originality and power, who has shaped through his often chilling, often funny tales a world of particular dissonances, disconnections and modes of anomie that is completely and recognizably his own."
In the Stories of Stephen Dixon, the author has gathered in one volume what he considers to be the very best of his short fiction, written over thirty years, from 1963 to 1993. The result is a tour de force, an enduring work that showcases the depth and range of Dixon's creative gift - for dialogue and narrative technique, for humor and surreal implausibility - even as it captures with pitch-perfect accuracy the absurdity and sadness of our urban scene. This is a publishing event.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of the critically acclaimed Frog presents a collection of what he considers to be his finest short fiction that incisively captures the absurdities of urban America, the nature of modern relationships, and the complexities of human life. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1994
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805026535
0805026533
Branch Call Number: FICTION DIXON
Characteristics: xi, 642 pages ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

  Loading...

Find it at GL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top