Some Trick (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2018-09-21
Förlag
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Dimensioner
209 x 139 x 25 mm
Vikt
371 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780811227827
Some Trick (inbunden)

Some Trick

Thirteen Stories

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For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a reader as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most yonder dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world's piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success. "Look," a character begins to explain, laying out some gambit reasonably enough, even if facing a world of boomeranging counterfactuals, situations spinning out to their utmost logical extremes, and Rube Goldberg-like moving parts, where things prove "more complicated than they had first appeared" and "at 3 a.m. the circumstances seem to attenuate."
In various ways, each tale carries DeWitt's signature poker-face lament regarding the near-impossibility of the life of the mind when one is made to pay to have the time for it, in a world so sadly "taken up with all sorts of paraphernalia superfluous, not to say impedimental, to ratiocination."
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