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The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Koch

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Coffee House Press
Language
English
Pages
387

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Hilarious and profoundly moving, this volume restores to print all the fiction of the writer John Ashbery called “simply the best we have.” Koch, who once characterized New York School writing as about “the fullness and richness of possibility and excitement and happiness,” imbues his prose with humor, wit, and a beautifully tender exuberance. The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Koch is a must-read for anyone interested in discovering what American literature might still hope to be.

Published simultaneously with The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch (Knopf), Collected Fiction includes Koch’s innocent and rambunctious novel The Red Robins, as well as Hotel Lambosa, his book of semi-autobiographical short pieces inspired equally by Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories and Yasunari Kawabata’s Palm-of-the-Hand Stories. Fans of Koch’s unparalleled gift for comic invention will turn immediately to “The New Orleans Stories,” a cycle about the family of a small-time criminal, published here for the first time along with “The Soviet Room,” a gentle story of requited love at the end of the Cold War. Koch’s previously uncollected work includes a warm-hearted parody of a children’s adventure narrative and a story detailing the mysteries uncovered by an obsessive postcard detective. Together, the work of Kenneth Koch opens up a wonderful world—one where the pursuit of happiness is taken very seriously indeed.

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The Collected Fiction of Kenneth Koch
October 1, 2005, Coffee House Press
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Minneapolis, USA

Table of Contents

The Beverly boys
Postcard collection
The Red Robins
Hotel Lambosa
The New Orleans stories
Soviet room.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3521.O27 A6 2005, PS3521.O27A6 2005

Contributors

Introduction
Jordan Davis

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
vi, 387p.
Number of pages
387

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3398928M
Internet Archive
collectedfiction00koch
ISBN 10
1566891809, 1566891760
ISBN 13
9781566891769, 9781566891806
LCCN
2005012570
Library Thing
470774
Goodreads
955255
150357

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