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In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
In the Penny Arcade
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The seven stories of In the Penny Arcade blend both the real and the fantastic in a seductive mix that illuminates the full range of Steven Millhauser's gifts, from 'August Eschenburg', the story of a clockmaker's son whose extraordinary talent for creating animated figures is lost on a world... show more
The seven stories of In the Penny Arcade blend both the real and the fantastic in a seductive mix that illuminates the full range of Steven Millhauser's gifts, from 'August Eschenburg', the story of a clockmaker's son whose extraordinary talent for creating animated figures is lost on a world whose taste for the perverse and crude supersedes that of the refined and beautiful, to 'Cathay', a kingdom whose wonders include landscape paintings executed on the bodies of court ladies.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753808221 (0753808226)
Edition language: English
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Millhauser has a Pulitzer to his name, and his tale of a remarkable magician, Eisenheim the Illusionist (not in this collection), was adapted to the screen as “The Illusionist.” He has a very rich imagination and can weave together the real and un-real with great skill. The collection offers a trio ...
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