Kissssss: A Miscellany
By: Steve Katz (author)Paperback
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This is a profound and delightful book of short stories. This collection - derived from many impulses but unified through one distinctive sensibility - contains passionate subversive acts of language, oblique takes on American life, outbursts of comic genius, long meditations on the cruelty of contemporary customs, and funny, disturbing glimpses of daily life. Reality is rendered pitilessly real, and fantasy bares its teeth. At once playful and devastatingly serious, the works in this collection employ a variety of forms - genres, anti-genres, fantasies, games - while highlighting the dangers and delights of contemporary life: Hollywood, tsunamis, war, the art world, AIDS, ambition, weapons of mass destruction, family values, perverse sexualities, urban violence, small change and big bucks, are all used to chum the waters of imagination and truth.
A novelist, poet, and filmmaker, Steve Katz is the author of Saw, Antonello's Lion, Swanny's Ways, Moving Parts, and Creamy & Delicious, among other books. He has taught creative writing and literature at Cornell University, Brooklyn College, Queens College, The University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, The University of Notre Dame, and The University of Colorado in Boulder, from which he retired in 2003. A native of Manhattan, he lives in Denver, Colorado.
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