The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee: His Researches

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Grove Press, 1993 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Michael Upchurch called The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee "a work of great charm, playful paranoia, and exquisite obsession". It is now available from Grove Press in its definitive, revised edition with an introduction by Michael Cunningham. Adrift in a glittering city of high culture and constant crime, an earnest young historian named Nicholas Dee finds his life being taken over by a mysterious dwarf and the curiously gifted illiterate boy she is charged with teaching.
  

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User Review  - George - Goodreads

Surreal and strange and thoroughly Stadler. There was something Brazil-esque about it, and yet it was unlike anything I've ever read before. The apartment renovation will remain in my mind as I go through my first house remodel... Read full review

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User Review  - Bryn - Goodreads

Beautifully poetic novel- a good straight-through read on a foggy, melancholy kind of day. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Matthew Stadler is the author of four novels, Landscape: Memory, The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee, The Sex Offender, and Allan Stein. He writes for The Stranger, Spin, The Portland Mercury, and Frieze Magazine. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his work. He is the Lliterary Editor of Nest.

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