Books by David R. Slavitt

THE CLIFF by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Witty and urbane, the book is sure to capture the minds, if not the hearts, of armchair travelers and those who enjoy dark humor with their literature."
Prolific author Slavitt (Turkish Delights, 1993, etc.) deals up a delightful satire that punctures academia with a sure and measured hand. Read full book review >
TURKISH DELIGHTS by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Slavitt, still gifted, still erratic, carries it off with aplomb- -even when those loose ends either don't get tied up or get explained all too neatly."
The prolific Slavitt (Short Stories Are Not Real Life, etc.) here offers three first-person narratives—one Turkish and ancient, one 19th-century and Venetian, one contemporary—in a tour de force that attempts, only half-successfully, to interlink the stories in various ways. Read full book review >
SHORT STORIES ARE NOT REAL LIFE by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Slavitt, while repetitive and too leisurely at times, is worth reading for moments such as that."
Fourteen stories from the prolific Slavitt (Lives of the Saints, 1990, etc.)—a mix of a few experiments with a number of loosely plotted meditations on the long-term depression that follows a midlife divorce and intergenerational tension. Read full book review >