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Millhauser, Steven. WE OTHERS: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 390 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of short stories. One of the greatest short story collections of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents some of Steven Millhauser's finest and most representative stories, culled from four previous collections, and supplemented with seven new stories that appear in book form for the very first time, including the novella-length title piece, "We Others". "Here are the essential stories across three decades that showcase his indomitable imagination. Steven Millhauser's fiction has consistently, and to dazzling effect, dissolved the boundaries between reality and fantasy, waking life and dreams, the past and the future, darkness and light, love and lust. The stories gathered here unfurl in settings as disparate as nineteenth-century Vienna, a contemporary Connecticut town, the corridors of a monstrous museum, and Thomas Edison's laboratory, and they are inhabited by a wide-ranging cast of characters, including a knife thrower, teenage boys, ghosts, a cartoon cat, and a mouse. All of the stories are united in their unfailing power to surprise and enchant. Carves out ever more deeply his wondrous place in the literary canon" (Publisher's blurb). "Eisenheim The Illusionist" (from "The Barnum Museum") is here, of course, as it is Millhauser's single most beloved story and the basis of the full-length film, "The Illusionist", by Neil Burger, with Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, and Paul Giamatti. An absolute "must-have" title for Steven Millhauser collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Steven Millhauser. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. Millhauser made a rare appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Laid-in are fine copies of the Festival's Souvenir Materials. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is one of only two such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Recipient of the Prix Medicis Etranger in 1972 for "Edwin Mullhouse". Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for "Martin Dressler: The Tale of An American Dreamer". One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEVEN MILLHAUSER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307595900. $100.00

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