Archive for March, 2010
I’m surprised that a rapper has not taken on this moniker.
Steven Millhauser’s short stories guide you into a world that is both fantastic and formal. He is New York’s Murakami and Borges, walking you into realms that hover on the periphery or just below consciousness. Dangerous Laughter and the Barnum Museum are two short story collections that elevate this underrated genre of fiction into the sublime. Millhauser won the Pulitzer in 1997 for Martin Dressler and I was curious to see how his style would translate into a novel. He is as formally sound as he is innovative and intelligent. I might have to read through his entire body of work.
I can easily unload the entirety of my disposable income on Sanborn Maps and astronomical chromolithiographs. Why does the Brooklyn Flea have to be so close? A tip of the hat to the Legal Situation for the heads up.