Romancer Erector: Novella and Stories

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2001 - Fiction - 143 pages
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Famous for her works of "flash fiction" which capture life, love, and contradiction in a single page, Diane Williams continues to forge her own innovative tradition in this new collection. Including over three dozen short stories along with three novellas, Romancer Erector is her boldest collection to date. Here she once again astonishes us with her distinctive voice, detached yet fiercely intimate. As one critic writes: "the effect is original, as if a strange little memory has insinuated itself into the reader's own memory, to remain there...incapable of assimilation." Like intricately wrapped gifts, these tales deliver the hidden, the haunted, the charms, the bell, the mansions inside of the human heart.

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User Review  - Kate Uni - Goodreads

This book was very complex and dark. I wrote an essay on the story "Romancer Erector" and through my analysis of the piece found myself both deeply disturbed and isolated from the text -not because it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vuk Varicak - Goodreads

Think it's "going over your head"? It's supposed to. Diane Williams really plays on the predictability of the narrative, and how what we come to expect from stories relates to what we expect from life ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Diane Williams is the author of three previous books, including This Is About The Body, The Mind, The Soul, The World, Time And Fate; Some Sexual Success Stories Plus Other Stories In Which God Might Choose To Appear, and The Stupefaction. Selected stories from these earlier works are collected in Excitability. Co-editor for Story Quarterly for eleven years, Williams founded and is the editor of the new literary annual Noon.

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