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  1. Night Soul and Other Stories (American Literature Series)
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  2. Night Soul and Other Stories (American Literature Series)

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Best known for his complex and beautiful novels--regularly compared to those of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo--Joseph McElroy is equally at home in the short story, having written numerous pieces over the course of his career that now, collected at last, serve as an ideal introduction to one of the most important contemporary American authors. Combining elements of classic McElroy with tantalizing stories pointing the way ahead (the spare and dangerous "No Man's Land," the lush and mischievous "The Campaign Trail"), "Night Soul and Other Stories" presents a wide range of work from a monumental artist.

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Joseph McElroy, best known for his sprawling novels such as Women and Men or Lookout Cartridge, evinces an equally impressive prowess with his short game in Night Soul and Other Stories. The twelve stories, collected from the past three decades, demonstrate his versatility as an author and philosophical investigator as he deals with topics ranging from politics, musical theory, family dynamics and the tense racial atmosphere of a post-9/11 America. While these stories appear on the surface to be unrelated, individual stories, McElroy affects an undercurrent of subtle motifs and themes drawing these stories together in a nearly novelistic sense. Despite being twelve separate stories, they beat together with one heart.

A highly decorated author, being the recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1976; the American Academy of Arts and Letters fellowship in '77; and twice honored with the National Endowment of the Arts fellowship, it is a shame that McElroy has a... Read more
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