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Some trick : thirteen stories, Helen DeWitt

Label
Some trick : thirteen stories
Title
Some trick
Title remainder
thirteen stories
Statement of responsibility
Helen DeWitt
Title variation
13 stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a reader as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most yonder dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world's piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success. "Look," a character begins to explain, laying out some gambit reasonably enough, even if facing a world of boomeranging counterfactuals, situations spinning out to their utmost logical extremes, and Rube Goldberg-like moving parts, where things prove "more complicated than they had first appeared" and "at 3 a.m. the circumstances seem to attenuate." In various ways, each tale carries DeWitt's signature poker-face lament regarding the near-impossibility of the life of the mind when one is made to pay to have the time for it, in a world so sadly "taken up with all sorts of paraphernalia superfluous, not to say impedimental, to ratiocination."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeWitt, Helen
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E92945
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Some trick : thirteen stories, Helen DeWitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A new directions book" -- title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stolen luck
  • In which Nick buys a Harley
  • Trevor
  • Plantinga
  • Entourage
  • Brutto
  • My heart belongs to Bertie
  • On the town
  • Remember me
  • Climbers
  • Improvisation is the heart of music
  • Famous last words
  • The French style of Mlle Matsumoto
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780811227827
Lccn
2017055363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1014006639
  • (YBP)ybp14871700
Label
Some trick : thirteen stories, Helen DeWitt
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A new directions book" -- title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stolen luck
  • In which Nick buys a Harley
  • Trevor
  • Plantinga
  • Entourage
  • Brutto
  • My heart belongs to Bertie
  • On the town
  • Remember me
  • Climbers
  • Improvisation is the heart of music
  • Famous last words
  • The French style of Mlle Matsumoto
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780811227827
Lccn
2017055363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1014006639
  • (YBP)ybp14871700

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