The Collected Stories of Robert Kelly
PUBLICATION JUNE 1, 2022
EPUB Edition (Approx. 1000 pages)
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The Collected Stories gathers all five print volumes of Robert Kelly's shorter fictions published between 1985 and 2010, a total of 116 short stories, novellas, tales, fables, flash fictions, prose poems, subterfuges, meditations, and metaphysical conundrums. The Collected Stories is being issued initially as an EPUB.
Praise for Robert Kelly’s Fictions
“By means of language, Kelly invades our senses, bringing us to places in consciousness where we have never been and where we yearn to go, or which we long ago abandoned.” — Publishers Weekly
“A lyrical prose style that mixes eroticism and erudition, a focus on the act of perception and on the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in highly charged images, a sense of shock, wonder and utter bewilderment that human consciousness exists at all…”
—Larry McCaffery, New York Times Book Review
“A craftsman who shares our intimate thoughts and knows how to glance along with us at the chambers of our imagination.… Profound lessons in the art of knowing how the imagination takes hold of the ordinary world.” —Marilyn Moss, Review of Contemporary Fiction
“Essential storytelling, raised to the highest power of the imagination.” — Norman Weinstein, Los Angeles Reader
“Capable of creating entire genres from the modulations of one mood, small kingdoms that may be entered at will with concentration the only key required.” —Marc Laidlaw, American Book Review
“What Kelly offers above all, in the tradition of all great poetic visionaries, is the way he unleashes the reader’s own power of second sight—the power we all have…of recognizing the universe in a single object or moment.”— John Strausbaugh, City Paper
“The quality of those dazzling, structured, receding arches seen in old abbeys, which entice the mind away into spaces of light, air, and stone.” — James Polk, Woodstock Times
“Mystical glimpses of a rich inner world.” — Kirkus Reviews
“With The Logic of the World, and Other Fictions, [Kelly] brings a collection of short stories touching on countless themes of the world and countless settings ranging from the metaphysical to the fantastic to the realistic. --The Midwest Book Review