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Seventeen original stories,
This review is from: The Elephant Vanishes (Paperback)There are 17 charming, funny and frequently puzzling short stories in "The Elephant Vanishes". Nearly all bear the author's particular style: a mixture of magical realism, feckless wandering and clean writing, often ending at a blank wall.
The 17 stories, very well translated by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin, show the author's wide range of reading and interests. The stories are set in Japan but they include references to Allen Ginsberg, Clarence Darrow, Candice Bergen, the "Colonel Bogey" March, Meryl Streep, W. Harper, Robert De Niro, "Anna Karenina," Sly and the Family Stone, Dustin Hoffman, and Katherine Mansfield.
A nice collection of stories which will charm all readers fond of the author's particular literary style.