Stream System: The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane
Stream System: The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane by Gerald Murnane
English | April 3, 2018 | ISBN: 0374126003 | EPUB | 560 pages | 1 MB
Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, a genius on the level of Beckett (Teju Cole)
Never before available to readers in this hemisphere, these stories?originally published from 1985 to 2012?offer an irresistible compendium of the work of one of contemporary fictions greatest magicians.
While the Australian master Gerald Murnanes reputation rests largely on his longer works of fiction, his short stories stand among the most brilliant and idiosyncratic uses of the form since Borges, Beckett, and Nabokov. Brutal, comic, obscene, and crystalline, Stream System runs from the haunting Land Deal, which imagines the colonization of Australia and 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 and the roots of misogyny to The Interior of Gaaldine, which finds its anxious protagonist stranded beyond the limits of fiction itself.
No one else writes like Murnane, and there are few other authors alive still capable of changing how?and why?we read.