Fiction. BRILLIANT SILENCE is a new collection of short writings by legendary story teller Spencer Holst. Each of these sentences, paragraphs, and very, very short stories is a complete and independent act of narrative that delivers the very essence of narrative fiction. In spite of their brevity, these are works of great variety and complexity, displaying a fine intellige...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Barrytown Limited
(first published February 15th 2000)
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I discovered Spencer Holst in a work titled "Flash Fiction", an anthology of very short fiction. In my opinion, his story, "Brilliant Silence", is - along with Le Guin's "Darkness Box" - one of the two most elegantly crafted and affecting short stories in the English language.