Da Vinci's bicycle: ten stories

Front Cover
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979 - Fiction - 185 pages
0 Reviews
Esteemed writer and translator Guy Davenport's brilliant story collectionfirst published in 1979is recognized today as a classic of American fiction. Written with tremendous wit, intelligence, and verve, the stories are based on historical figures whose endeavors were too early, too late, or went against the grain of their time.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Da Vinci's Bicycle: Ten Stories (New Directions Classics)

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This title collects ten short stories "full of allusion and linguistic dazzle." The stories take famous people, e.g., Richard Nixon, Leonardo Da Vinci, and James Joyce, and speculates on how they "relate to contemporary life" (LJ 5/15/79). Read full review

Contents

The Richard Nixon Freischiitz Rag
1
Musonius Rufus
10
John Charles Tapner
46
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1979)

Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Bibliographic information