The Word "Desire"


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Dalkey Archive Press
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5.12 X 7.5 X 0.64 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Rikki Ducornet was born in New York and has lived in North Africa, South America, Canada and France. Her work as an illustrator first came to the attention of the Canadian book trade in 1974 with the publication of Susan Musgrave's Gullband. In 1983, the Porcupine's Quill commissioned Rikki to illustrate an edition of Jorge Luis Borges' Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.

Rikki is the author of three short-story collections, seven books of poetry, and seven novels, including The Fan-Maker's Inquisition and The Jade Cabinet. She is also a painter whose work has been exhibited widely. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado.


"She's a magic sensualist, a writer's writer, a master of language--a unique voice."--Amy Tan
"These stories are like fine petit point or old grosgrain ribbon. Their beauty is in their detail and infinitesimal surprises. Exotic and desire are here intwined."--Carolyn See," The Washington Post Book World
"A body of work lush with enchantments. The Word "Desire," like the wonderful cabinets Ducornet often writes about, has many compartments, and quite a few of them contain unadulterated treasures."--"The Village Voice Literary Supplement
"Beyond language and the kindling of desire, there is another reason to read Ducornet: wisdom."--Susan Salter Reynolds, "Los Angeles Times
Discerning readers and reviewers greeted the publication of The Word "Desire" as a cause for celebration. Now in paperback, an ever wider audience can discover why Rikki Ducornet has been called "linguistically explosive . . . one of the most interesting American writers around" --"The Nation