Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories - Steven Millhauser

What’s so great about Steven Millhauser’s book is how it transforms the usual story dynamics into whimsical, sometimes fantastic, tales of mystery and frustration. One of Millhauser’s gifts is his ability to create new ways of looking at classic issues of adolescence, frustration, fear, and desire. From a literary re-creation of the cartoon cat and mouse, to his “Impossible Architectures,” where human ingenuity outraces our most fundamental faults, Dangerous Laughter (Vintage, $14.95) is a many-textured collection.

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ISBN: 9780307387479
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2009

Carver: Collected Stories - Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (Library of America, $40) is a treasure. As we’ve come to expect from the Library of America, this edition is handsomely bound and contains not only all of Raymond Carver’s stories, collected and uncollected, but also essays, a chronology, notes on the text, and a brief biography. The real treat, though, is the inclusion of Beginners, the unedited collection of stories that was published as What We Talk about when We Talk about Love. This is a perfect gift for fans of Carver’s fiction or for anyone who wants to see him in a new light.

The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

In his introduction to The Complete Stories Of J.G. Ballard (W.W. Norton, $35), Martin Amis calls Ballard the “most original English writer of the last century.” Indeed, Ballard’s stories are a blend of science fiction and dark, psychological dramas, akin to the stories of Orwell and Kafka, but entirely original and distinctive. From the endless exploration of urban space in “Escapement” to the humorous and sad criticism of sexual mores in “Love in a Colder Climate,” Ballard’s fiction reflects the social, cultural, and political issues of his time. This substantial collection is rewarding in its uniqueness and vision.

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By J. G. Ballard, Martin Amis (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780393339291
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 8th, 2010