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The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold Paperback – 30 Sep 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press (30 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573660965
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573660969
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,891,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold" [is] a truly original approach to the Bildungsroman, in which Kate Bernheimer has constructed a coherent and compelling narrative by cobbling together the plot lines of a wide variety of fairy tales, and my admiration for her talent as a writer, and the dazzling use to which she puts it, is of the highest order." Kathryn Davis"

"Kate Bernheimer's "The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold" is a seductive work of intelligence and charm." Carole Maso"

"Original and beautifully written. . . . Kate Bernheimer is an exceptional writer of fiction." Fanny Howe"

"The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold [is] a truly original approach to the Bildungsroman, in which Kate Bernheimer has constructed a coherent and compelling narrative by cobbling together the plot lines of a wide variety of fairy tales, and my admiration for her talent as a writer, and the dazzling use to which she puts it, is of the highest order."--Kathryn Davis

"Kate Bernheimer's The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold is a seductive work of intelligence and charm." --Carole Maso



"Original and beautifully written. . . . Kate Bernheimer is an exceptional writer of fiction." --Fanny Howe

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The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold is a lavishly poetic novel that recounts through folklore and fairy stories the visionary obsessions of a passionate young woman. The narrative moves freely through time and space, uniting Ketzia Gold's early childhood with her sexual awakenings, creating a dreamscape of haunting vividness. Young Ketzia inhabits a storybook world of hallucinatory comedy and terror, surrounded by predatory adults, talking magnolias, and troll-like siblings. Her childhood romance with talented, brilliant Adam Brown flowers briefly into a marriage of tenderness and erotic fervor, but Ketzia cannot escape her own intelligence, and soon finds herself compelled toward intoxicating self-destruction. Kate Bernheimer draws upon the motifs of traditional German, Russian and Yiddish folklore to shape Ketzia's bewildering adventures. The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold embroiders a visionary realism in the manner of Doris Lessing and Clarice Lispector, making Bernheimer's story a rich tapestry, patterned after childhood longings and the luxuriant complexity of womanhood.

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