FIREMAN FLOWER by William

FIREMAN FLOWER

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of short stories introducing an odd and original talent, a best which ranges from the philosophic to the symbolic, the commonplace to the unreal. The influence of Kafka is manifest in these allegorical, often obscure, tales of extra-ordinary events in the remote worlds of conjecture and projection. There are the daydreams of a M. Fougeres who tormented himself with the adultery of his wife; the peach gardener and his unseen tenant; the attempt of two to take a strangely inhabited lighthouse; the Viennese general who was obsessed by spiders; the filibuster on a bus; the perverse phantasies of a commandant, etc., etc. The , the , the exaggerated in blend -- for esoteric tastes.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1944
Publisher: Vanguard