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Karen Russell’s “Orange World and Other Stories”

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In Russell’s World stories possess the strangeness that the critic Harold Bloom values as one criterion for inclusion in his Western Canon. Russell’s stories concern love and lost love, friendship, and fear; greed, abandonment, and guilt. Her tales may derive from Shakespeare as Bloom might insist, but they definitely owe a debt to ancient mythology, Americana, and classic European literature.

You can read my Brooklyn Rail review of Karen Russell’s Orange World and Other Stories by clicking the image below.

You can buy Russell’s Orange World at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

September 5th, 2019 at 12:04 pm