The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye
By A. S. Byatt
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679762225, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 27, 1998
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The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe astonishing in the precision of its detail, its intellectual consistency, and its splendor.
"A dreamy treat.... It is not merely strange, it is wondrous."
"Alternatingly erudite and earthy, direct and playful.... If Scheherazade ever needs a break, Byatt can step in, indefinitely."
"Byatt's writing is crystalline and splendidly imaginative.... These are] perfectly formed tales."
--"Washington Post Book World.