Mitko (Miami University Press Fiction)

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Product Details
Price
$15.00  $13.95
Publisher
Miami University Press
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781450762144
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About the Author
Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, Cleanness, and Small Rain. A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Vursell Award for prose style from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU.
Reviews
Garth Greenwell's MITKO is a work of enormous verbal energy in the service of a vision punishing and remorseless. An anatomy of desire and disappointment in a life 'pitched almost always beneath the pitch of poetry' yet captured in language alert to every prospect of beauty, however compromised and fleeting.

--Robert Boyers, author of The Dictator's Dictation
In MITKO Garth Greenwell displays a dazzling ability to negotiate the shadowy boundary between lust and longing. The story is thoroughly modern, but the elegance of his style, his devotion to his characters, and his Jamesian skill in parsing emotions give this narration a timeless quality. A splendid debut.

--Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street
In this lyrical and sophisticated exploration of tormented desire and romantic obsession, Garth Greenwell unfurls a story of love and life in a faraway place that is finely observed and deeply felt. His voice is elegant and original; his prose graceful, seductive and full of yearning.

--David Francis, author of Stray Dog Winter
MITKO is a haunting and compelling meditation on erotic obsession, loneliness, and power. Garth Greenwell writes with the intensity and urgency of a poet, and his novella takes on the weight and impact of a much longer work of fiction.

--Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection
MITKO is a novella of astonishing force and poignance, and Greenwell's Sofia brings to mind Christopher Isherwood's Berlin or the Saigon of Marguerite Duras.

--Honor Moore, author of The Bishop's Daughter