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Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories, a (2005) [Collection]
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In his eminence, his iconic status, and his masterful command of enormous fictional realms in several huge novels, Heimito von Doderer (1896-1966) still enjoys legendary status close to forty years after his death. The daunting scope of his novels his magnum opus is over 1300 pages long! has tended to obscure his achievement as a writer of shorter fiction, even in the German-speaking world. Doderer came to esteem his brief stories and tales quite highly, and he took special pride in condensing whole plots and conflicts into one-sentence fictions. By turns playful and poignant, grotesque and idyllic, the short fiction merits a wider audience.


  • Foreword: "Poetic Power" or "Utter Parochialism"?
  • The Bay of Naples
  • In the Maze
  • A Confident Instinct
  • Military Burial of a Love
  • The Tattooed Lady
  • Involuntary Accomplice
  • Aimee
  • A Snow Storm
  • Bishop Gone Berserk
  • A Person Made of Porcelain
  • Eight Attacks of Rage
  • Nine Short Short Stories
  • The Family's Welfare
  • The Harmhog
  • The Ogre
  • A Summer Morning
  • Sonatina
  • Kickbury
  • The Buried Talent
  • Black Magic
  • Moving to the Garden District
  • Bed and Beard
  • The Bookstore Owner
  • A Dance in the Cafe Scratchki, or Jampacked with Juveniles
  • Tale
  • The Torture of the Little Leather Pouches
  • A Second Kratki-Baschik
  • Two Lies, or Classical Tragedy in a Village
  • The Last Adventure: a Tale of Knighthood
  • Death of a lady in summer
  • Under Black Stars
  • Afterword: the Adventure of Virtue

Original title: A Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories, a

Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories, a (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Vincent Kling
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Person Made of Porcelain and Other Stories, a (December 30, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572411414
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.7
Pages: 288

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