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The Resource Dangerous laughter : thirteen stories, Steven Millhauser, (electronic resource)

Dangerous laughter : thirteen stories, Steven Millhauser, (electronic resource)

Label
Dangerous laughter : thirteen stories
Title
Dangerous laughter
Title remainder
thirteen stories
Statement of responsibility
Steven Millhauser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection is divided into three parts that fit seamlessly together as a whole. It opens with a bang, as "Cat 'n' Mouse" reimagines the deadly ritual between cartoon rivals in a comedy of dynamite and anvils --a masterly prologue that sets the stage for the alluring, very grown-up twists that follow. Part one, "Vanishing Acts," features stories of risk and escape: a lonely woman disappears without a trace; a high school boy becomes entangled with his best friend's troubled sister; and a group of teenagers play a treacherous game that pushes them deep into "the kingdom of forbidden things." Excess reigns in the vivid, haunting places of Part two's "Impossible Architectures," where domes enclose whole cities, and a king's master miniaturist creates objects so tiny that soon his entire world is invisible. Finally, "Heretical Histories" presents startling alternatives to the remembered past. "A Precursor of the Cinema" proposes a new, enigmatic form of illusion. And in the astonishing "The Wizard of West Orange" a famous inventor sets out to simulate the sense of touch -- but success brings disturbing consequences
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millhauser, Steven
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.I422
LC item number
D36 2008eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Teenagers
  • Imaginary places
Label
Dangerous laughter : thirteen stories, Steven Millhauser, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Tower
  • Here at the historical society
  • Change in fashion
  • Precursor of the cinema
  • Wizard of West Orange
  • Cat 'n' mouse
  • Disappearance of Elaine Coleman
  • Room in the attic
  • Dangerous laughter
  • History of a disturbance
  • Dome
  • In the reign of Harad IV
  • Other town
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
244 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307268730
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Note
EBOOK
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9C0408AE-4BB4-4E6E-984A-1C2AA6C2100A
System control number
  • 2162333
  • 635186
  • (OCoLC)ocn429929281
  • (OCoLC)429929281
  • (OCoLC)ocm429929281
  • 4522-73860
  • (OUa)vtls000859100
  • 2162333
Label
Dangerous laughter : thirteen stories, Steven Millhauser, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Tower
  • Here at the historical society
  • Change in fashion
  • Precursor of the cinema
  • Wizard of West Orange
  • Cat 'n' mouse
  • Disappearance of Elaine Coleman
  • Room in the attic
  • Dangerous laughter
  • History of a disturbance
  • Dome
  • In the reign of Harad IV
  • Other town
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
244 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307268730
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Note
EBOOK
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9C0408AE-4BB4-4E6E-984A-1C2AA6C2100A
System control number
  • 2162333
  • 635186
  • (OCoLC)ocn429929281
  • (OCoLC)429929281
  • (OCoLC)ocm429929281
  • 4522-73860
  • (OUa)vtls000859100
  • 2162333

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