- Short Stories
- Siren Songs and Classical Illusions : Fifty Modern Fables
Siren Songs and Classical Illusions : Fifty Modern Fables
Paperback, sewn, jacketed, 264 pages, 6 x 9", 1992, 0-929701-22-4
For the earlier clothbound collection, go here.
"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, "Siren Songs." 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.
Additionally, a Kindle eBook version, with a further 9 stories and a new introduction by the author, is now available on the Amazon website.