The Jules Verne Steam Balloon: Nine Stories by Guy Davenport

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The Jules Verne Steam Balloon: Nine Stories

'“Davenport reaches back in time and across cultures with the ease of an angler whose every languorous catch is a catch.” —The New York Times   “Fine writing and fresh perceptions are the mutually shared joys of Guy Davenport’s fiction. Reading it is a life experience.” —The Washington Post Book World   “He dams progress and upholds the ethics of eternal return with a passion reminiscent of Borges and Bioy Casares. . . . Exotic, erotic, outrageous.” —Los Angeles Times   “Davenport . . . brings together his talents as poet, critic, philosopher, classical scholar, and naturalist in nine dazzling fictions that answer, in a marvelously learned voice, Pound’s dictum to ‘make it new.’ Innovation here derives from the artful recombination of received forms—an awe-inspiring collage of classical learning, botanical fact, linguistic insight, and historical vision.” —Kirkus Reviews'
'“Davenport reaches back in time and across cultures with the ease of an angler whose every languorous catch is a catch.” —The New York Times   “Fine writing and fresh perceptions are the mutually shared joys of Guy Davenport’s fiction. Reading it is a life experience.” —The Washington Post Book World   “He dams progress and upholds the ethics of eternal return with a passion reminiscent of Borges and Bioy Casares. . . . Exotic, erotic, outrageous.” —Los Angeles Times   “Davenport . . . brings together his talents as poet, critic, philosopher, classical scholar, and naturalist in nine dazzling fictions that answer, in a marvelously learned voice, Pound’s dictum to ‘make it new.’ Innovation here derives from the artful recombination of received forms—an awe-inspiring collage of classical learning, botanical fact, linguistic insight, and historical vision.” —Kirkus Reviews'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504019644 Pages: 150