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A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire

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A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire is a postmodern magical papyrus collecting the short fiction of Don Webb from around the globe, and presenting his unique views on sex, language, and fictioneering. Drawing from science fiction, linguistics, and the artistic concerns of post-Fluxus avant-garde, A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire provides us tales which are sexy, fun ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Fiction Collective 2 (first published 1996)
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Ben
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This collection of Don Webb's short stories (and a couple of quasi-fictional essays) is slim but contains some of the most unforgettable stories I've read anywhere.

Anyone with more than a passing interest in the history of modern English literature would appreciate "The Literary Fruitcake", in which Don connects unlikely dots between famed writers with his typical biting wit. "A Medical History" is possibly one of the saddest science fiction stories I've read; I could feel the protagonist's utt
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Don Webb teaches High School English in a reform school in rural Texas by day, Creative Writing for UCLA Extension by night. He has a had a mystery series at St. Martin's Press, a series of books on contemporary and Late Antique magical practice from Runa Raven Press, and more than 300 published short stories of SF/F/H. His work has been translated into 11 languages.
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