Excitability: Selected Stories, 1986-1996
Excitability collects the best of Diane Williams's bold, often hilarious, stories of love, sex, child-rearing, death, and space aliens—stories that are (in the words of Bradford Morrow) "wry, sensuous, spiritual, wise, raunchy, familial . . . alive to the contradictory nuances which define our lives."
With the speed of light, Williams's stories flash scenes which encompass entire lives, yet leave a myriad of possibilities open to the reader. When Diane Williams burst onto the literary scene with This is About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time, and Fate in 1990, she received critical acclaim for forging her own innovative tradition. Williams followed this initial success with Some Sexual Success Stories and The Stupefaction, from which she has gained a large following of admirers from critics and poets to students of creative writing.
Title Excitability: Selected Stories, 1986-1996
Author Diane Williams
Title First Published 01 October 1998
Nb of pages 296 p.
Publication Date 01 October 1998
Nb of pages 296
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $13.50
Diane Williams reminds me a little of Jane Bowles, a little of Laura Riding. She is one of the very few contemporary prose writers who seem to be doing something independent, energetic, heartfelt. -Lydia Davis
Williams's stories are as short as they could be, but their latitude of implication is remarkable. [In them] manifold pleasures of recognition, surmise, divination, accrue to us. -Denis Donoghue
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