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Knife Thrower and Other Stories, the (1998) [Collection]
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Whether chronicling the phastasmagoric excesses of an amusement park entrepreneur in "Paradise Park," or the dangerously addictive delights of the largest department store ever conceived in "The Dream of the Consortium," Millhauser's fictions explore not only the magnificent obsessions of the unfettered imagination, but also the darker, subterranean desires that fuel them. From the odd corners of life that persist below the sunlit world in "Beneath the Cellars of Our Town," to views from the heavens in "Flying Carpets" and "Balloon Flight, 1870," he takes us on a tour beyond the everyday, to realms we recognize only in dreams.

In "The Way Out," an illicit affair leads an exhausted lover into a sunrise appointment with death. In "Claire de Lune" and "The Sisterhood of Night," he magically evokes the enigmatic otherness of the adolescent soul. Like the knife thrower in the title story, Millhauser's fictions beguile and beckon us into hitherto unexplored realms, where spectral truths, enchanting vistas, and the mysteries of art await us.

Contents:

  • The Knife Thrower
  • A Visit
  • The Sisterhood of Night
  • The Way Out
  • Flying Carpets
  • The New Automaton Theater
  • Clair de Lune
  • The Dream of the Consortium
  • Balloon Flight, 1870
  • Paradise Park
  • Kaspar Hauser Speaks
  • Beneath the Cellars of Our Town

Original title: The Knife Thrower and Other Stories
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasy


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Edition #1: The Knife Thrower and Other Stories

The Knife Thrower and Other Stories (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Knife Thrower and Other Stories (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679781633
Pages: 240

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The Knife Thrower (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 0753808218
Pages: 208

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The Knife Thrower and Other Stories (1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Crown Publishers
ISBN: 0609600702
Pages: 256

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