In the Penny Arcade

American Literature Series
Steven Millhauser

After the success of his first novels (Edwin Mullhouse and Portrait of a Romantic), Steven Millhauser went on to enchant critics and readers with two short story collections that captured the magic and beauty of his longer works in vivid miniature.

The seven stories of In the Penny Arcade blend the real and the fantastic in a seductive mix that illuminates the full range of the author’s gifts, from the story of “August Eschenburg,” the clockmaker’s son whose extraordinary talent for creating animated figures is lost on a world whose taste for the perverse and crude supercedes that of the refined and beautiful, to “Cathay,” a kingdom whose wonders include elaborate landscape paintings executed on the eyelids and nipples of court ladies.

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Publication: American Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 176
ISBN-13: 9781564786722
GTIN13: 9781564781826
Publication date: 1/1/1998
Language: eng
List price: $11.95