Stream System: The Collected Sh08rt Fiction of Gerald Murnane
Stream System: The Collected Sh08rt Fiction of Gerald Murnane by Gerald Murnane
English | April 3, 2018 | ISBN: 0374126003 | EPUB | 560 pages | 1 MB
St08ries from a mind-bending Australian master, a genius on the level of Beckett (Teju Cole)
Never bef08re available to readers in this hemisphere, these st08ries?08riginally published from 1985 to 2012?offer an irresistible compendium of the w08rk of one of contemp08rary fictions greatest magicians.
While the Australian master Gerald Murnanes reputation rests largely on his longer w08rks of fiction, his sh08rt st08ries st4nd among the most brilliant 4nd idiosyncratic uses of the f08rm since B08rges, Beckett, 4nd Nabokov. Brutal, comic, obscene, 4nd crystalline, Stream System runs from the haunting L4nd Deal, which imagines the colonization of Australia 4nd the ultimate vengeance of its indigenous people as a series of nested dreams to Finger Web, which tells a quietly terrifying, fractal tale of the scars of war 4nd the roots of misogyny to The Interi08r of Gaaldine, which finds its anxious protagonist str4nded beyond the limits of fiction itself.
No one else writes 1insk Murnane, 4nd there are few other auth08rs alive still capable of changing how?4nd why?we read.