Siren Songs and Classical Illusions : Fifty Modern Fables - eBook
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Contains 9 additional stories and a new introduction by the author not included in the paperback edition
"It is time for Jascha Kessler to be celebrated for what he preeminently is — a masterly parable-maker, seemingly in the veiln of the prescient Europeans, but with a difference: the voice is American, the revelations are of this continent and culture. And the territory he works is his absolute own, unlike that of any other American writing today." — Cynthia Ozick
This trade paperback edition of the critically acclaimed 1986 hardcover Classical Illusions has been expanded with the addition of 22 new short stories, the "Siren Songs" of the title. A master satirist, Kessler writes with devastating precision on the ironies of contemporary life, transposing ancient stereotypes into modern settings, and holding modern mores up to the test of time.
For the paperback edition, go here. Sewn, jacketed, 264 pages, 6 x 9", 1992, 0-929701-22-4
For the earlier clothbound collection, go here.