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Martin Dressler

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Martin Dressler

The Tale of an American Dreamer

By Steven Millhauser

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679781271, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 1997

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Description
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist
Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store.In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompaniedby two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, asense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.


About the Author
Steven Millhauser is the author of numerous works of fiction, including Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997, and, most recently, Dangerous Laughter, a New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. His work has been translated into fifteen languages, and his story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. He teaches at Skidmore College and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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