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Snake's Hands: The Fiction of John Crowley

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Brilliant, poetic, a master of fantastic symbolism and emotional portraiture, John Crowley is one of the finest contemporary American novelists. As Harold Bloom writes in his Preface to this book, "Crowley writes so magnificently that only a handful of living writers can equal him as a stylist . . . Of novelists, only Philip Roth consistently writes on Crowley's level." En ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Brownstone Books (first published May 28th 2001)
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Aug 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Glad to be able to finish this one finally - I had to read Daemonomania and Engine Summer before I could delve into roughly half of this book of essays, which was particularly enlightening with regard to the latter and rather gratifyingly served to reinforce my impressions of the former.

I finish each of Crowley's books in the mood to discuss the strange world from which I've just emerged, so I'm thrilled that this collection even exists. A bit disappointed, though, to know that I'm probably goin
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