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The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories Epub â

The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories [PDF] ✍ The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories ✎ Steve Stern – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In the years since Stern published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick But Stern was there firstThe Toronto Globe and MailT he Book of Mischief triumphantly showcase In theyears since Stern published of Mischief: ePUB ´ his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick But Stern was there firstThe Toronto Globe and MailT he Book of Mischief triumphantly showcases twenty five years of outstanding work by one of our true masters of The Book Epub / the short story Steve Stern s stories take us from the unlikely old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis to a turn of thecentury immigrant community in New York from the market towns of Eastern Europe to a down at the heels Catskills resort Along Book of Mischief: eBook ↠ the way we meet a motley assortment of characters Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes uncannily awry Elijah the prophet turned voyeur and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams Perhaps it s no surprise that Kafka s cockroach also makes an appearance in these pages, animated as they are by instances of bewildering transformation The earthbound take flight, the meek turn incendiary, the powerless find unwonted fame Weaving his particular brand of mischief from the wondrous and the macabre, Stern transforms us all through the power of his brilliant imagination.


10 thoughts on “The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories

  1. Corey Corey says:

    The Book of Mischief is not only great, I think it is important in a way few books are I had such a good time revisiting old favorites The Lord and Morton Gruber really got me again and encountering Stern s astonishing new stories I think The Man Who Would be Kafka is my favorite but they are all wows I almost cried reading On Jacob s Ladder The newer stories are darker but they are also leavened with a cagey vision, inspired and hard earned wisdom, and even tenderness, like this pas The Book of Mischief is not only great, I think it is important in a way few books are I had such a good time revisiting old favorites The Lord and Morton Gruber really got me again and encountering Stern s astonishing new stories I think The Man Who Would be Kafka is my favorite but they are all wows I almost cried reading On Jacob s Ladder The newer stories are darker but they are also leavened with a cagey vision, inspired and hard earned wisdom, and even tenderness, like this passage from Avigdor of the Apes He offered her the celestial altitudes and she assured him that the roof of Number 76 Attorney Street was lofty enough for her, thank you very much He told her that with him she could fly and she said there was nowhere she was going that she couldn t get to on the Third Avenue El Steve Stern s books should be standard reading in every class on composition not that anyone else could ever do what he does as models on how to construct a sentence Word for word few can touch him The problem is that after finishing one of his books I get a kind of post partum depression because I knew the next book won t have the same snap, crackle and pop


  2. Robert Wechsler Robert Wechsler says:

    There is only one reason I haven t finished this story collection it s so good, I hold myself back from reading it cover to cover I m a third of the way through, in the middle of a story, and soon I will once again fight the urge to continue on to the next Or maybe I won t.It s a wonder to me that this extraordinary book from Graywolf, which came out last year, has not even put its toe into the Goodreads pool.Perhaps you have to be Jewish to enjoy these stories Since I am, it s hard to know There is only one reason I haven t finished this story collection it s so good, I hold myself back from reading it cover to cover I m a third of the way through, in the middle of a story, and soon I will once again fight the urge to continue on to the next Or maybe I won t.It s a wonder to me that this extraordinary book from Graywolf, which came out last year, has not even put its toe into the Goodreads pool.Perhaps you have to be Jewish to enjoy these stories Since I am, it s hard to know if the stories lose anything or perhaps gain if one is not.There is nothing pathbreaking here, just wonderful, humorous storytelling and the creation of yet another little world of the imagination, based only loosely on a world that once existed in Memphis There are a few magical realist elements, which I usually don t like, but Stern works them in extremely well Stern does everything well


  3. Kristin Kristin says:

    I was enjoying this, but without much time to really concentrate on it, it became unreadable fairly quickly It s not something you can walk away from for a bit and then come back to and know what s happening, yet it s the kind of reading you need to do that with I d like to read a workcohesive in intended structure by this author, which I understand exists.


  4. Eli Eli says:

    While many of the stories were entertaining, and some made me laugh out loud, the overall tone of the book is so depressing for no good reason that I was sorry I read it.


  5. Cayenne Cayenne says:

    Folk stories, which is cool but a bit too much all the same


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10 thoughts on “The Book of Mischief: New and Selected Stories

  1. Corey Corey says:

    The Book of Mischief is not only great, I think it is important in a way few books are I had such a good time revisiting old favorites The Lord and Morton Gruber really got me again and encountering Stern s astonishing new stories I think The Man Who Would be Kafka is my favorite but they are all wows I almost cried reading On Jacob s Ladder The newer stories are darker but they are also leavened with a cagey vision, inspired and hard earned wisdom, and even tenderness, like this pas The Book of Mischief is not only great, I think it is important in a way few books are I had such a good time revisiting old favorites The Lord and Morton Gruber really got me again and encountering Stern s astonishing new stories I think The Man Who Would be Kafka is my favorite but they are all wows I almost cried reading On Jacob s Ladder The newer stories are darker but they are also leavened with a cagey vision, inspired and hard earned wisdom, and even tenderness, like this passage from Avigdor of the Apes He offered her the celestial altitudes and she assured him that the roof of Number 76 Attorney Street was lofty enough for her, thank you very much He told her that with him she could fly and she said there was nowhere she was going that she couldn t get to on the Third Avenue El Steve Stern s books should be standard reading in every class on composition not that anyone else could ever do what he does as models on how to construct a sentence Word for word few can touch him The problem is that after finishing one of his books I get a kind of post partum depression because I knew the next book won t have the same snap, crackle and pop

  2. Robert Wechsler Robert Wechsler says:

    There is only one reason I haven t finished this story collection it s so good, I hold myself back from reading it cover to cover I m a third of the way through, in the middle of a story, and soon I will once again fight the urge to continue on to the next Or maybe I won t.It s a wonder to me that this extraordinary book from Graywolf, which came out last year, has not even put its toe into the Goodreads pool.Perhaps you have to be Jewish to enjoy these stories Since I am, it s hard to know There is only one reason I haven t finished this story collection it s so good, I hold myself back from reading it cover to cover I m a third of the way through, in the middle of a story, and soon I will once again fight the urge to continue on to the next Or maybe I won t.It s a wonder to me that this extraordinary book from Graywolf, which came out last year, has not even put its toe into the Goodreads pool.Perhaps you have to be Jewish to enjoy these stories Since I am, it s hard to know if the stories lose anything or perhaps gain if one is not.There is nothing pathbreaking here, just wonderful, humorous storytelling and the creation of yet another little world of the imagination, based only loosely on a world that once existed in Memphis There are a few magical realist elements, which I usually don t like, but Stern works them in extremely well Stern does everything well

  3. Kristin Kristin says:

    I was enjoying this, but without much time to really concentrate on it, it became unreadable fairly quickly It s not something you can walk away from for a bit and then come back to and know what s happening, yet it s the kind of reading you need to do that with I d like to read a workcohesive in intended structure by this author, which I understand exists.

  4. Eli Eli says:

    While many of the stories were entertaining, and some made me laugh out loud, the overall tone of the book is so depressing for no good reason that I was sorry I read it.

  5. Cayenne Cayenne says:

    Folk stories, which is cool but a bit too much all the same

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