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Steven Millhauser

Teoksen Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer tekijä

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Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (1996) 1,681 kappaletta, 56 arvostelua
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Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 577 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Avustaja — 465 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 15 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2005) — Avustaja — 458 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 365 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 354 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 350 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Avustaja — 311 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Citrus County (2008) — Avustaja — 289 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 281 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now (2009) — Avustaja — 268 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 25 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2007) — Avustaja — 234 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (2012) — Avustaja — 222 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Avustaja — 221 kappaletta
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Avustaja — 198 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection (1988) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 35 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Avustaja — 109 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 38 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
McSweeney's Issue 41 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2012) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (2015) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Do Me: Sex Tales from Tin House (2007) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lapham's Quarterly - Lines of Work: Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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just not entertaining, couldn't get through the first story
 
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FKarr | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
Read this Pulitzer Prize winning book as part of a shared read around here. Martin is a young kid in a growing New York City at the end of the 19th century. He works in his father's cigar shop but has ambitions. He becomes a bell boy at a hotel, then a clerk then an assistant manager, then he opens a lunch room, then his own hotel. It seems like everything he touches is a success, until its not. This was an okay read. Its not a very deep story, I'd say. He gets one success and immediately moves on, and he seems to leave those who helped him behind. Then in the later part of the book, there's his weird relationship with his wife, who seems to almost be a robot and her sister who becomes his best friend and almost right hand associate. I'm not sure I would recommend it, but if you're on a journey to read all the Pulitzers, you should.… (lisätietoja)
½
 
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mahsdad | 55 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
“...Was there then something wrong with him, that he couldn't just rest content? Must he always be dreaming up improvements? And it seemed to Martin that if only he could imagine something else, something great, something greater, something as great as the whole world, then he might rest awhile.”

The setting is New York City, in the late 19th century. Martin Dressler is a teenager with big ideas and even bigger dreams, as he toils industriously at his father’s cigar shop. In his mid-teens he finds work at a famous hotel landmark and quickly begins to move up in the world.
By his early 20s, he owns a string of restaurants. During this rise, he has befriended a pair of sisters- one he marries and one becomes a business partner.

This novel is an odd mix of the mundane and the fantastical, as Martin’s dreams become mystically grotesque, growing so unwieldy and unlikely that he is destined for a downfall. I was reminded of the over-indulgences of Citizen Kane. The first two- thirds of the book is fairly conventional and well-written. For me, in the final third, as the American Dream begins to implode, the narrative falters. That might have been the author’s intention but it was a failing in the story for me. Guardedly recommended.
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½
 
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msf59 | 55 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!

I find myself having a harder time with short story collections lately. This one didn't really stick with me either, though it did have a few interesting stories mixed in.
 
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eboods | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |

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