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Barnum Museum

Steven Millhauser

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ISBN 10: 0671686402 / ISBN 13: 9780671686406
Published by Poseidon Press, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. First edition Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000091948

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Title: Barnum Museum

Publisher: Poseidon Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Ten stories that explore the boundaries between the material world and the ephemeral realm of imagination conjure a phantasmagorical world where childlike visions of endless possibility intertwine with the laws of the heart

About the Author:

Steven Millhauser was born in 1943 in New York City, and grew up in Connecticut. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1965, and went on to pursue a doctorate in English at Brown University. He never completed his dissertation, but did complete a novel that was eventually published in a pared-down form under the title "From the Realm of Morpheus-as well as Edwin Mullhouse". However, it was for his stories that Millhauser became best known; immaculately written, curiously vivid, they trod on fantastic boards in a manner reminiscent of Poe or Borges, but with a distinctively American voice. After "In the Penny Arcade", Millhauser's collections continued with "The Barnum Museum" (1990), "Little Kingdoms" (1993), and "The Knife Thrower and Other Stories" (1998). Steven Millhauser lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, and teaches at Skidmore College.

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