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Book Information: Emperor of the Air

Emperor of the Air (1988) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Highly acclaimed and wildly successful, Ethan Canin's first book combines exquisite precision, humor, and a rare maturity of observation, capturing those miraculous moments when life opens up and presents itself to us. Here are short stories by a writer under thirty that aren't about existential emptiness. Full of life, rich with personal history, plot, and revelation, the stories in Emperor of the Air are the work of an extraordinarily gifted young writer.
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Original title: Emperor of the Air
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Notes:

  • Dedication: "For my parents, and my brother, Aram, and for Barbara"

Edition #1: Emperor of the Air

Emperor of the Air (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A glowing first book.... In Emperor of the Air, the stories prove [Canin] guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of brilliance." Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
  • "Full of surprises, unexpected flights.... The stories in Emperor of the Air vault with energy." Rhoda Koenig, New York
  • "Ethan Canin's short stories are dazzling—at times breathtaking, at other times heartbreaking." Walker Percy
  • "Emperor of the Air explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction." Louise Rafkin, San Francsico Chronicle
  • "Startling.... These stories transcend the ordinariness of human voices." Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
  • "This is one of the strongest first story collections in years, from a generous writer with heart and style and the power to surprise." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Emperor of the Air introduces a wonderfully alive and sensitive young writer: a storyteller whose characters and plots are original, compelling, linger in the mind, provoke laughter and sadness, provide wisdom of the best kind—life's small ironies that touch and inform the heart." Robert Coles
  • "Canin produces evidence of unusual maturity.... The phrase 'auspicious debut' has for so long been used so casually and frequently by reviewers that it no longer means anything; this is a pity, for Canin's debut is indeed auspicious." Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
  • "Emperor of the Air is a series of shots that find their target with devastating accuracy and frequent grace.... Canin's images are highly charged and worked out with care and meticulousness.... His epiphanies are first-rate and they are everywhere. They do not transform the stories; they virtually are the stories." Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
  • "A writer of tremendous talent.... These beautifully crafted stories are generous-spirited and warm-hearted. Ethan Canin is an author of mature gifts and sensibilities." Leslie Carper, Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Ethan Canin creates stories with a richness that is almost old-fashioned. His characters wrestle with complex issues, the settings are full of unforced metaphors, and the tone reflects the self-assurance of a born storyteller." Richard Panek, USA Today
  • "Ethan Canin is the real thing.... Emperor of the Air is suffused with wit, aching with tenderness. It announces, not an apprentice teller of tales, but a superb craftsman. Ethan Canin's first book contains some of the most emotionally satisfying stories I've read in years." Dan Cryer, Newsday
  • "Like a spider's web, this collection of spare, precise short stories is cleverly alluring and deceptively strong." Ralph Novak, People
  • "These are beautifully crafted stories." Hilma Wolitzer
  • "Marvelous.... Outstanding... Canin continually surprises readers as he casts the mundane in new light." Publishers Weekly
  • "Here, there is some of the sweet stateliness of Cheever.... This is one of the strongest first story collections in years, from a generous writer with heart and style and the power to surprise." Kirkus Reviews
  • "An engrossing achievement.... This collection is the deserving winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. The stories show their young author to be a worthy successor to such distinguished past winners as Philip Roth, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Penn Warren." Library Journal
  • "An engrossing achievement.... This collection is the deserving winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. The stories show their young author to be a worthy successor to such distinguished past winners as Philip Roth, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Penn Warren." Library Journal
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