The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Johnson, Denis
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Publisher: Random House
Published: January 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Twenty-five years after Jesus' Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on aging, mortality, and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson
 
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. It follows the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus' Son. Written in the same luminous prose, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating old age, mortality, the ghosts of the past, and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson's death in May 2017, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.
 
Praise for Denis Johnson
 
"Denis Johnson was the best American writer of the past twenty-five years."-New Republic
 
"He was the kind of writer who comes along once in a generation, if that often: a true original, in the same league as Melville and Whitman."-n+1
 
"A true American artist . . . a revelator for this still new century."-The New York Times
 
"The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnson's."-Jonathan Franzen
 
"Nobody wrote with more brutality and mercy, more hilarity and grace. What a genius he was."-Elizabeth McCracken
 
"Our most poetic American short-story writer since Hemingway."-George Saunders
 
"Prose of amazing power and stylishness."-Philip Roth
 
"When Denis Johnson is justly praised for his voice, I always think, just the one? He has an eerie symphony at his command."-Karen Russell
 
"His prose tiptoes a tightrope between peace and calamity."-Anthony Doerr
 
"His lonely spaces and stunned lives have a hair-trigger fascination that is American to the core."-Don DeLillo
 
"Denis Johnson was and is, without question, significant and great."-Michael Cunningham
Review Quote*Praise for Denis Johnson
 
"Denis Johnson was the best American writer of the past twenty-five years."-New Republic
 
"He was the kind of writer who comes along once in a generation, if that often: a true original, in the same league as Melville and Whitman."-n+1
 
"A true American artist . . . a revelator for this still new century."-The New York Times
 
"The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humor like Denis Johnson's."-Jonathan Franzen
 
"Nobody wrote with more brutality and mercy, more hilarity and grace. What a genius he was."-Elizabeth McCracken
 
"Our most poetic American short-story writer since Hemingway."-George Saunders
 
"Prose of amazing power and stylishness."-Philip Roth
 
"When Denis Johnson is justly praised for his voice, I always think, just the one? He has an eerie symphony at his command."-Karen Russell
 
"His prose tiptoes a tightrope between peace and calamity."-Anthony Doerr
 
"His lonely spaces and stunned lives have a hair-trigger fascination that is American to the core."-Don DeLillo
 
"Denis Johnson was and is, without question, significant and great."-Michael Cunningham
Biographical NoteDenis Johnson was the author of nine novels, one novella, two books of short stories, five collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. Among other honors, his novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and Train Dreams was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.