What Is All This?

What Is All This?

Stephen Dixon

A substantial tome from one among America's maximum residing writers.

Stephen Dixon’s paintings has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the yank Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Fantagraphics Books is proud to re-present his 2010 hardcover selection of brief tales, What Is All This?, in paperback form.

Dixon’s finely chiseled sentences minimize to the short of people’s lives. None of those tales were accrued in any booklet earlier than; they've got seemed in a wide selection of literary journals over nearly forty years and Dixon has totally rewritten them all. Dixon admirers might be cheered to profit that those tales contain a totally unique work.

Centrally touching on himself with the yank , Dixon explores obsessions of physique photograph, the more and more polarized political panorama, intercourse ― in all its incarnations ― and the gloriously unnecessary trivia of contemporary lifestyles, from bus rides to tying shoelaces. utilizing the canvas of his local big apple he astutely captures the edgy insanity that infects the town throughout the neuroses of his narrators with a mode that owes as a lot to Neo-Realist cinema because it does to trendy literature.

The softcover version of What Is All This? will back be designed via award-winning paintings Director Jacob Covey, whose hardcover layout used to be venerated as one the industry’s 50 top books/covers of the 12 months by means of AIGA.

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