By Guy Davenport
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"Connoisseurs of artwork, heritage, faith, and literature will experience this positive number of ten tales via one among America's so much erudite writers. even supposing the tone is usually playful, Davenport layers each one tale with quite a few allusions and fairly imprecise meanings that maybe simply the main scholarly readers will absolutely take pleasure in. a superb instance is "Meleager,'' during which the sexual play of 2 boys is juxtaposed with descriptions of geometry. one other is "And,'' a snippet (nine paragraphs) of a parable within which Jesus scatters seeds on a river. extra pleasant are the longer stories, particularly "O Gadjo Niglo,'' a touching love tale instructed by way of Eros, and "Gunner and Nikolai,'' with its shock finishing. Male sexuality is the foremost subject matter, one the writer offers with gentle yet truly severe purpose. The title--a tale in itself--is taken from Falstaff's demise imaginative and prescient, encouraged through the twenty third Psalm. It makes a such a lot becoming image for this most unique and imaginitive assortment. hugely recommended."
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