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978-0-8018-7205-1 / 9780801872051

14 Stories (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

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Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Stephen Dixon's stories and novels have an original, immediately recognizable sound and feel a weird blend of Franz Kafka and Frank Capra. Readers of his previous work will find in 14 Stories that same wry, inventive, knife-edged humor that has come to characterize his distinctive style. With an adroit use of language and a keen eye for the quirky, offbeat side of human nature, Dixon creates a world as viewed through a fish-eye lensslightly distorted and off-center, yet recognizable and often familiar.

14 Stories is part comedy, part tragedy, part social comment and part spoof. But most of all it is a highly entertaining series of all-too-plausible vignettes that shows off Stephen Dixon's remarkable talent at its best.

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