The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope,… (more)

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Here he proves one of our most unflinching and poignant and penetratingly insightful. If there is any justice, this collection, too, is destined to become a classic.

The most underrated quality in fiction nowadays is intelligence; the most overrated, imagination. Donald Antrim possesses both — but his intelligence is what makes you sit up straighter when you begin his new collection.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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