Dangerous Laughter: Book summary and reviews of Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser

Dangerous Laughter

Thirteen Stories

by Steven Millhauser

Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser X
Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2008
    256 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author hailed by The New Yorker as “a virtuoso of waking dreams” comes a dazzling new collection of darkly comic stories united by their obsession with obsession. In Dangerous Laughter, Steven Millhauser transports us to unknown universes that uncannily resemble our own.

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"Marvels within marvels, from a writer whose prose possesses the equivalent of what musicians call perfect pitch." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Starred Review. Though his exaggerated outlook on contemporary life might seem to be at once uncomfortably clinical and fantastical, Millhauser's stories draw us in all the more powerfully, extending his peculiar domain further than ever." - Publishers Weekly.

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Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser is the author of numerous works of fiction and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Martin Dressler. His story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He teaches at Skidmore College.

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