Night Soul and Other Stories


by Joseph McElroy

Edition History
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McElroy's  prose has a compressed intensity, something like a meaphysical conceit, that may explain why his remarkable fictions have not found the larger audience they deserve. Yet [his] legacy is tangible in the work of the generation that has followed him. Richard Powers ... explores topologies of thought with the same balance we find in McElroy, while David Foster Wallace identified McElroy's Lookout Cartridge (1974) as one of the ancestors of Infinite Jest
Stephen Burn, New York Times Book Review

Michael Silverblatt calls "Night Soul" "one of the four or five most beautiful stories ever written."
KCRW interview, Feb. 3, 2011