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An edition of Bright magic (2016)

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An edition of Bright magic (2016)

Bright magic

stories

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English
Pages
210

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"Alfred Doblin was a titan of modern German literature. This collection of stories--astonishingly, the first collection of his stories ever published in English--shows him to have been equally adept in shorter forms. Included in its entirety is Doblin's first book, The Murder of a Buttercup, a work of savage brilliance and a landmark of literary expressionism. Mortality roams the streets of nineteenth-century Manhattan, with a white borzoi and a quiet smile. A ballerina duels to the death with the stupid childish body she is bound to. We experience, in the celebrated title story, a dizzying descent into a shattered mind. The collection is then rounded off with two longer stories written when Doblin was in exile from Nazi Germany in Southern California, including the delightful "Materialism: A Fable," in which news of humanity's soulless doctrines spreads to the animals, elements, and molecules of nature"--

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Early stories.
The sailboat ride --
The ballerina and the body --
Astralia --
The Immaculate Conception --
The metamorphosis --
She who helped --
The wrong door --
The murder of a buttercup --
Bluebeard the Knight --
The other man --
Memoirs of a jaded man --
The canoness and death -- -- Part 2: Late tales.
A fairy tale of technology (1935) --
A little fable (1937) --
Bright magic (written 1940-45, published 1948) --
Traffic with the beyond --
Materialism, a fable --
Five incomprehensible stories (1947-48) --
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius --
The origins of caviar --
The library --
Max --
What people mean by cow's cheese.

Edition Notes

Translation from German.

Series
NYRB Classics, New York Review Books classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
833/.912
Library of Congress
PT2607.O35 A2 2016, PT2607.O35

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 210 pages
Number of pages
210

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27215202M
Internet Archive
brightmagicstori0000dobl
ISBN 10
1590179730
ISBN 13
9781590179734
LCCN
2015040622, 2015050009
OCLC/WorldCat
929917282

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