The King in the Tree, 3 Novellas by Steven Millhauser

I prefer Steven Millhauser’s short stories to his novels. Confession time:  I never finished Martin Dressler or Edwin Mullhouse.  The style was too 19th century for me; it reminded me too much of Bartleby the Scrivener.  But Millhauser’s short stories are an entirely different matter.  Imagine the love child of Herman Melville and Italo Calvino: their offspring’s prose would have the aerie quality of Calvino’s … Continue reading The King in the Tree, 3 Novellas by Steven Millhauser