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FRAGILE THINGS S HORT F ICTIONS AND W ONDERS NEIL GAIMAN For Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison, and the late Robert Sheck. Author: Gaiman Neil Selections from Fragile Things, Volume Six. Read more Fragile Things; Short Fictions and Wonders. Read more. FRAGILE THINGS. SHORT FICTIONS AND WONDERS. Written and read by Neil Gaiman. CD 1. 1. HarperAudio presents Fragile Things

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

When the introductions are conducted in a manner that jokingly suggests that any truly fabulous person would have needed no introduction to the group, the homage is complete. Crawcrustle a roughshod rough sleeper.

Crawcrustle insists, the Epicureans have not in fact eaten everything: there remains the Suntown Sunbird. Augustus TwoFeathers McCoy nearly recalls that the Epicureans have taken on the Sunbird before, back in the days of his club-founding father.

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But, Zebediah T. These things being done, they go to Suntown or Heliopolis , they catch the Sunbird, they roast and eat it, and they are in turn roasted and eaten from the inside out—all except for Zebediah T. Crawcrustle, who thanks to his own preparations for the meal emerges, like the phoenix itself, renewed.

One character remains to be addressed, and delaying her till now is disingenuous, since the story would not exist without her—that would be Hollyberry NoFeathers McCoy, daughter in the story of Augustus TwoFeathers; in our own world, Holly Gaiman, daughter of Neil. So on one level this is a story about obsolescence and death, and as such a natural one to pass on, with the feathers, to the next generation.

Nonetheless, it seems an odd choice as a birthday present. However, the fact that it is a present, and that it is meant to encode information and transmit into the future, gives us something to chew on not only as readers, but also as critics and teachers—when we tell a story, we are passing on two things: first, a world, at the heart of which is a mystery, a curiosity, something perhaps a phoenix to be discovered; second, the feathers, the entryway into that world, authorizing the hearer to undertake that process of discovery for herself.

In fact, what becomes clear from Adventures in Unhistory is that stories themselves are like phoenixes: inexplicable, magnificent happenings that may die but hold within themselves the potential for glorious rebirth. To adapt a story is to take up again that mystery, shake off the detritus of past iterations, and reframe it as something newly inexplicable.

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And if all adaptations are sunbird stories, all writers are Epicureans at least if they want to be any good at it : they must go out and consume everything they can find, and they must in turn also be consumed.

But authors who undertake the further challenge of pastiche or homage must assume the additional role of critic: which is to say, they must not only be consumed, but also detail up to the very moment of their consumption the circumstances and experience of that happening.

Let me switch metaphors for a moment.

This sort of proximity troubles many academic readers. We are often more comfortable with irony, with ambiguity, with indeterminacy; we privilege critical models that depend on detachment and suspicion, leaving little room for acceptance or, God forbid, appreciation—even those defending the critical value of pastiche, as for instance Linda Hutcheon does against Fredric Jameson—do so to preserve the possibility of Ferguson 9 distance, of satire and social critique.

In her un-manifesto Uses of Literature, Rita Felski editor of New Literary History sets out four overlapping, nonexclusive modes of textual engagement that in recent decades have gotten short shrift in the academy: recognition, enchantment, self- knowledge, and shock.

Though Felski concentrates on realist texts, you might recognize from this list that these particular affects comprise a great deal of what we talk about at this conference; the fantastic, in its many stripes, serves wonderfully well to illustrate a mode of critical reading that can keep its distance and, yes, can tear down when needed, but which can also jump right next to the object of inquiry and involve itself in rebuilding. But consider also what Lafferty said a long time ago, in one of his very rare public speeches: asking himself what science fiction is good for—what does it do?

But really our analyses, like the stories themselves, are fodder for the next generation to chew while making their own discoveries, and perhaps incorporate into their own new creation. As critics, we can also Ferguson 11 consume, and allow ourselves to be consumed by the objects of our study.

No matter how theoretical or not our starting points are, no matter how we record our responses and the responses of our fellow Epicureans to whatever aesthetic object is consuming us, still we can take upon ourselves the burden of that record, and do so even as the flames lick around our fingers.

Thank you. Ferguson 12 Works Cited Bisson, Terry.

Lafferty: — The best of Neil Gaiman 1. American Gods Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana.

A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr.

A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies. And he never knew he had a brother.

Selections from Fragile Things, Volume One

Coraline When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own only better , things seem marvelous. But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl.

They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. Enter and be amazed! M Is for Magic Master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a breathtaking collection of tales for younger readers that may chill or amuse, but that always embrace the unexpected: Humpty Dumpty's sister hires a private detective to investigate her brother's death. A teenage boy who has trouble talking to girls finds himself at a rather unusual party.Those unfamiliar with his candid accounts of a life in writing, presented in his blog or ever-growing Twitter account, might be forgiven for thinking that tossing off a hybridized pastiche of Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulhu Mythos, or a mixed homage to Beowulf and Baywatch, is an effortless process, like rummaging around in the mythology bin at the secondhand shop, or ordering a combo meal at a McFolklore drivethrough.

I was twenty-two, going on twenty-three. They capture and eat the Sunbird, which turns out to be the Phoenix.

Introduction Arguably the only thing intriguing than a Neil Gaiman story is a look into his mind as he creates one. It would have needed more men than the mind can encompass, men to map and men to measure, surveyors, census-takers, painters; it would have taken model-makers, potters, builders, and craftsmen.

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Stories are made up by people who make them up. Crawcrustle insists, the Epicureans have not in fact eaten everything: there remains the Suntown Sunbird. Storytelling is of major importance to Neil Gaiman.

Gaiman knocks it out of the park. While many of these stories are first rate, this collection does fall into a few pitfalls that comes with the territory of simply rounding up anthologized stories, as there is a sense of unevenness and a fair share of filler.

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