The Complete Butcher's Tales

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1994 - Fiction - 162 pages
4 Reviews
In the fantastic tradition of Borges, Bruno Schulz, Angela Carter, and H. P. Lovecarft, here are nearly sixty unforgettable stories that ignore the confines of space and time to offer, among other times and places: a cabinet of curiosities in contemporary Cairo, an alchemical ceiling in 18th-century Naples, the hallucinatory inner worlds of psychotics, anthropomorphic planets, and an Old West ruled by necromancy.
Thirty of these tales were published in a limited edition by a small Canadian publisher in 1980. This expanded, revised edition collects the complete short stories of one of the most imaginative writers of our time.

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These little Calvino-eque tales were, for me, a 3.5. So rate it 3 or 4? Well. Miss Ducornet just happens to be troubled young lady in Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." Good enough for half a star, far as i can tell. Read full review

Review: The Complete Butcher's Tales

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a collection of rather bizarre fragmentary and darkly amusing stories a few pages long Read full review


Mademoiselle Clistore in Cairo
The Imaginary Infancy of Heinrich Schliemann
The Star Chamber

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About the author (1994)

Rikki Ducornet teaches writing at the University of Denver.

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