Studies in Insignificance
These stories tantalize by bordering the darker sides of human sexuality. In exploring these darker venues, Krause has been able to illuminate humanity in general - through fleeting forays into cruelty and revenge, or, say, uncertainty and masochism. You will find stories ranging from a man falling into an increasingly bizarre relationship with a German couple in their country home ("The Brown Shirt"), to a Japanese man who cannot rid himself of the childhood memory of spying on a pair making violent love ("Taro"), to an orphan intrigued by shoes ("Shoe Polish"). All of Krause's characters share obsession, and while their obsessions may seem "insignificant" to outsiders, they reflect not so insignificant political and religious obsessions that have recently and historically caused so much global harm.
34 pages matching knew in this book
Results 1-3 of 34
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
already animal arms asked bad eye basement beauty Benares blood blue body bones button nose cerebral palsy coccyx color Dachau dark despite door dress driver dwarf everything face fact feel felt finally fingers Gary Adler gave German shepherd gesture giant give glass gloved hand gold green tea grew Guadalajara hair Hanshiro Iwai head imagined joke kabuki knew Kobe San leather legs light little boy living look lost ment metal mind mother mouth moved Nana never night nurse onnagata opened paint pea coat Perhaps picked pink Posada Regis pushed realized seemed shine shoe polish shoes sitting skin sleep smile smudges someone Stephen Hawking susuki grass talk Taro tatami tears teeth thing thought tiny told took toothpaste torment town trying tube turned twisted walk wanted whole woman women Yuki