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Person Made of Porcelain & Other Stories

Person Made of Porcelain & Other Stories

By Heimito von Doderer

In his eminence, his iconic status, and his masterful command of enormous fictional realms in several huge novels, Heimito von Doderer (1896-1966) still enjoys legendary status close to forty years after his death. The daunting scope of his novels - his magnum opus is over 1300 pages long - has tended to obscure his achievement as a writer of shorter fiction, even in the German-speaking world. Doderer came to esteem his brief stories and tales quite highly, and he took special pride in condensing whole plots and conflicts into one-sentence fictions. By turns playful and poignant, grotesque and idyllic, the short fiction merits a wider audience.

Paperback
288 pages
Ariadne Press, 2005
5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
ISBN 9781572411418

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