Dangerous Laughter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 12, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.


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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

Creative, but often felt contrived or artificial. The extremely detailed descriptions were almost tiring to read. In general, I feel like these stories are not full-fledged stories, but fleshed-out ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

Very entertaining collection. 1st section: Fantastical stories told with a casual delivery, such that you could conceive of their truth. Especially liked "The Room in the Attic". 2nd section ... Read full review

Contents

CAT N MOUSE
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELAINE COLEMAN
HISTORY OF A DISTURBANCE
THE DOME
IN THE REIGN OF HARAD IV
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About the author (2008)

Steven Millhauser's first novel, Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, was published in 1972 and several years later received the Prix Médicis Étranger in France. Since then he has published nine works of fiction, among them several collections of stories and novellas, as well as the novel Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. He is also a recipient of the Lannan Award and has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His story "Eisenheim the Illusionist," from The Barnum Museum, was the basis of the film The Illusionist (2006), starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. Millhauser's work has been translated into fourteen languages. He is a Professor of English at Skidmore College, and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.


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