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The Orchid Stories (Paperback)
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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 01/05/2009
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Praised by John Ashbery as evoking a rococo world of banality and nightmare which . . . comes in the end to seem like paradise. The Orchid Stories presents us with interwoven stories as delicate and exquisite as the flowers for which they re named, conveying an almost otherworldly beauty. Images, moods, and characters recur with the clarity of a dream: Phil, the little boy gigolo; Mummers and Mummy, who adopt him; the alluring Diana Vienna; and the eccentric Dr. Schmidlapp, who plans to capture the rare Native Innards orchid precisely at the stroke of midnight.

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564785725
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 250 x 150 x 15 mm


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A various, campy, never-tiring display of verbal skyrockets and sweet, soap opera dilemmas, Elmslie s oeuvre makes for joyous reading.
It is easy to understand why someone would want to celebrate Mr. Elmslie.
Kenward Elmslie is one of the unforgettable writers of our time. It is as though Burroughs permanent apocalypse were being observed by someone else: not a closet Savonarola, but someone motivated by the humor, sensuality, and joie de vivre of an O Hara. . . .The world may be an industrial swamp, but Elmslie s dazzling one-step ahead induction of it is a cause for rejoicing and even joy. --John Ashbery, author of Planisphere

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