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In France, Eric Miles Williamson is known as "The Erudite Bukowski." In America, he has been called "The Last Beat." Best known for his internationally praised and stunning novels of the blue-collar world, with the publication of 14 Fictional Positions, Williamson now shows his readers he is much more than a chronicler of the lives of workers and America's downtrodden. Williamson may have triumphantly captured the blue-collar experience in his novels, East Bay Grease, Two-Up, and Welcome to Oakland, but 14 Fictional Positions shows us that he, above all, is a painstakingly careful author deeply entrenched in the history of his medium. Former editor of Chelsea and Gulf Coast, now editor of American Book Review, The Texas Review, and Boulevard, longtime member of the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and a college teacher since 1984, Williamson may have humble beginnings, but he is now a powerful force in America's literary establishment. Each of the stories in 14 Fictional Positions snaps with precision and intelligence. In "Hope, Among Other Vices and Virtues," we find two men drinking "in manly tandem" whose women loathe them as much as they love them. "I love you," says Agnes. "You are everything in a man I want to change." "H A N G M A N," set evidently in Brazil, weaves "a leaf-fringed legend" of two lovers whose lives are dictated by the formal arrangement of words and literary references. In "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young" Williamson shows himself to be an aphorist of the caliber of George Bernard Shaw, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Oscar Wilde, both witty and erudite. "The Teachings of Don B." is a ghost story unlike any other in the English language, humorous and sad, insightful and playful, an homage to the foremost of Williamson's many prominent mentors, who include Harold Bloom, Denis Donoghue, Ronald Sukenick, Jacques Derrida, Edward Dorn, and, of course, the ghost of Donald Barthelme. Twenty-five years in the making, 14 Fictional Positions is a landmark short story collection, and confirmation that Eric Miles Williamson is an author whose energy, talent, and wisdom place him among the very best authors at work today in America.

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In his impassioned preface to his inventive first short story collection, novelist Williamson acknowledges his debt to Coover, Wilde, and Barthelme. Like his mentors, he masters a variety of structures and voices, including aphorisms, fables, collages, and traditional narratives channeled through golfers, drifters, lovers, and the soon-to-be hanged. On the day a man vengefully marries his son’s ex-girlfriend, the son weds an unruly woman, presumably to help her score free booze. The branch manager of an accounting firm is bewitched by his slacker secretary and the mysterious contents of her tattered cloth sack. An artist walks home at night, charmed by a woman’s earnest flute playing, and bewildered that she creates art without an audience. And an academic writer slips into a Proustian reflection on his deceased brother and the power of the classics after reading a rousing line of literature while on the toilet. Part homage to Williamson’s inspirations and altogether a love song to writing, this rough-hewn yet wise and hilarious collection will, like the literary ghosts it conjures, haunt readers long after the last page. --Jonathan Fullmer

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