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Product Details

  • Series: American Literature Series
  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564782395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564782397
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm glad to see that Dalkey Archive has reprinted this most beautiful and disturbing book. I've owned the original Knopf version since it came out in 1996. These stories made me squirm one minute and pant in jealousy the next. The precision and the lean muscularity of each piece is almost disorienting. Along with Diane Williams and Gary Lutz, Ms. Schutt is writing some of the best prose around. By the way, check out the periodical "NOON" if you want to see what Ms. Williams and Ms. Schutt do in their free time.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jen on August 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book, to me, was a roller coaster of short stories. I started out enjoying the book immensely. But as I read on, the stories began to go downhill for me. Then once again back up and back down.
I think this book was very well written, I do. But in some cases, the stories were overstuffed with pretty words and became hard to follow at points.
It wasn't a horrible book, by any means. I loved parts and hated parts. I wouldn't recommend it to someone, unless they were ready to dive into a deep book of artsy stories and scattered thoughts.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Exordia N. on July 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is the first collection of fiction or book I have read by Christine Schutt. I was far from the low ceiling of disappointment.
Nightwork projects on the nocturnal screen of literature an extraordinary innovative style: Filmy. Organic. Deliberate. Sexual.
Her sentences compacted; words intense, dynamic, sensual. The mechanics of her stories well-oiled, run on its own Schutt's vernacular.

She addresses sexuality and kinship, mundane bondage, social rituals inside of bedrooms and in cars, diseases and deaths, with such keen honesty and blurred lucidness--I am made speechless. Her writing is the rawest and the most original I have been exposed to in the last two years. I consider her "Dead Men" in this collection riveting. As demonstrated from the following two excerpts: "she hears it catching and puts her hand out as if to press the dead man still when he is forever making noises-gaseous exhalations in the downward drift" and "The love she thinks, does not know or want to say he knows what she is-sore, a hole, a blankness he must try to strike."

Others short stories such as "Metropolis" and "To have and to Hold" carry the same tone of a richly forbidden morbidity as "Dead Men".
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John from NYC on March 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
Like Lutz, Holloand etc, this work is marked by Gordon Lish's language oriented narrative. Like many of Lish's writers--they are not Raymond Carver--the work is all style and no substance. Don't bother. It's sound and fury signifying nothing.
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