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- DescriptionEsteemed writer and translator Guy Davenport's brilliant story collection, first published in 1979, is recognized today as a classic of American fiction. Written with tremendous wit, intelligence, and verve, the stories are based on historical figures whose endeavors were too early, too late, or went against the grain of their time.
- Author BiographyAs Bruce Bawer wrote in Bookforum, the late Guy Davenport (1927-2005) left behind an oeuvre that is one long lesson in the history of civilization, and to read any part of it-story, essay, or translation-is to be enthralled by his unflagging intellectual energy and engagement. His books include The Geography of the Imagination, The Death of Picasso, Herakleitos and Diogenes, A Table of Green Fields, The Cardiff Team, DaVinci's Bicycle, and many more.
- Author(s)Guy Davenport
- PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication09/05/1997
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Series TitleNew Directions Classic
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Weight200 g
- Width132 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine15 mm
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