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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Steven Millhauser My first brush with Millhauser He writes with such exuisite precision I almost have the sense that he holds each phrase up to the light turning it back and forth to look at it from all directions then wielding it to refashi

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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories 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

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    Steven Millhauser ë 3 characters PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories 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 the book too many of the stories seemed to follow similar molds Stories seem to start out with a fanciful idea magician snowmen knife throwing etc The performance builds to the p

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    Steven Millhauser ë 3 characters free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Steven Millhauser PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories 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

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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories 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 towards someth

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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Steven Millhauser summary We Others New and Selected Stories 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 people was absolut

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    Steven Millhauser ë 3 characters free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Steven Millhauser summary We Others New and Selected Stories 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 star

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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Steven Millhauser summary We Others New and Selected Stories 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 that if limning of special genius must be provided the special genius of Steven Millhauser is to think we firs

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    PDF or EBOOK We Others New and Selected Stories 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 a whole these stories are hard to get through Picking it up and reading one here and there is the way to go But I do like to sink my teeth into a story read it cover to cover indulgently I fo

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We Others New and Selected Stories

We Others New and Selected Stories review ☆ 103 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. 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 that if limning of special genius must be provided the special genius of Steven Millhauser is to think we first and powerfully than any other writer that I ve ever seen In the new stories there is the we of the communities witnessing The Slap or The Invasion from Outer Space which pick up on the kind of groupfeeling that we recognize from older stories like The Knife Thrower and then in the title novella a masterpiece of thinking through the we in these old stories in relation to an I As one would either know or expect the old stories are great too and Cat n Mouse remains in strong contention for my favorite story of all time

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We Others New and Selected Stories review ☆ 103 “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. 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 the book too many of the stories seemed to follow similar molds Stories seem to start out with a fanciful idea magician snowmen knife throwing etc The performance builds to the point of unrivaled extreme then crashes Many of the stories fit this pattern Other reoccurring themesMillhauser seems to like how humanity allows imitations to mimic the real thing that we accept cheap substitutes as placeholders The unknown is a mystery We can ponder endlessly the unknown because well we don t know it It is full of anything we want it to be Secrets are in all of us Everyone has secrets None of us are as we appear Why are some things accepted in small doses but not in big Here are some thoughts on the stories The Slap 4 Intriguing The story never tells you what is it about but it could be applied to so many things Crime Terrorism Disease Or is the point that many things in life don t have a point Life is chaotic The White Glove 45 Brilliant Best of the book for me Millhauser again builds up the interest in the unknown and our obsession about it What secret could the glove possibly be keeping But all of us keep secrets inside ourselves they are all around us The ending is wonderfully frustrating Getting Closer 35 Autobiographical maybe Millhauser s eye for detail is great was he the 9 year old trying to make a moment last foreverThe Invasion from Outer Space 4 Very short but wonderful An allegory that it is often not the big and dramatic that changes us but the mundane that snows us in People of the Book 3 Not sure what I think about this story The Next Thing 35 Sorta like Orwell s Animal Farm only it is commercialism that takes over instead of communism We Others 35 Really liked itup to the end Rich in detail and imagination The story could have been about two people who were alive A Protest Against the Sun 35 Good family interaction A lot to digest in only 10 pages Themes of self security and women being women s worst critics could have been developed August Eschenburg 4 Again disappointed by the conclusion of the story I find it fascinating that there seem to be many stories about automatons I have read at least two others that I remember Deeply woven contrasts of the freedom of human choice with the automatons forced routines August seems to yearn for someone to decide the path of his life for him Snowmen 4 Very short but good Is it a comment on the fickleness of fashion Or the escalation of weaponsThe Barnum Museum 35 Again themes of the real verses the imitations of the real are present Why is mankind drawn to the fanciful The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad 2 I did not connect with it Building multiple split narrations is daring and did not work for me Eisenheim the Illusionist 35 Again I was dissatisfied with the ending but liked the rest of the story The story follows Millhauser s familiar pattern of building and building and upping the story to the point of conclusion The Knife Thrower 2 Again the pattern of building to something taken too far Seems redundant The Visit 4 What is better to remain single looking for the perfect spouse or to be anchored with one who has flawsThe Flying Carpet 2 Again I feel like this is the same story as Snowmen and others Idea taken to extreme idea fades and is forgotten Clair de Lune 35 The dream of an adolescent boy Cat n Mouise 1 uit after a page and a half Appears to be descriptions of Tom Jerry cartoonsThe Disappearance of Elaine Coleman 2 Seemed a lot like a mirror version of We OthersHistory of Disturbance 2 Didn t get it The Wizard of West Orange 4 I had read this one in 2008 in The Best American Short Stories Very well worked Makes me think why the sense of touch is so rarely capitalized on

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We Others New and Selected Stories review ☆ 103 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. 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 towards something new but not uite there yetSo yes there is some sense of repetition when you read this volume start to finish But there are two exciting things there first it is possible for even a Pulitzer winner to just keep getting better The Slap White Glove Next Thing are among the best he s done second he has staked out an individual territory a Millhauser land that nobody else really inhabits and that I ll be excited to return to from now on

  • Hardcover
  • 387
  • We Others New and Selected Stories
  • Steven Millhauser
  • English
  • 01 January 2018
  • 9780307595904