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Martin Dressler

the tale of an American dreamer

by Steven Millhauser

  • 198 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Crown in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York
    • Subjects:
    • Businesspeople -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSteven Millhauser.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3563.I422 M37 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 294 p. ;
      Number of Pages294
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL964435M
      ISBN 10051770319X
      LC Control Number96000683

      Review. This wonderful, wonder-full book is a fable and phantasmagoria of the sources of our century (New York Times) Book Description. Martin Dressler tells the story of a young entrepreneur in late-nineteenth-century New York City whose ambition to make concrete an elusive dream leads to a fabulous creation that houses the imagination itself/5(4). The subtitle to this book is "The Tale of an American Dreamer", and that is exactly what this is. The novel opens near the turn of the 20th century. Young Martin Dressler works in his father's cigar shop and from a young age he knows the business as well as any grown man.

      Powerful, lyrical, finely crafted, this best-selling book won the Pulitzer Prize, was a National Book Award finalist, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Martin Dressler, son of an immigrant cigar maker, believes he can achieve anything if he works hard enough. Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer Buy this book Literature's romance with the building-as-metaphor earns new energy through Millhauser's latest novel (after Little Kingdoms.

      Sep 01,  · Read "Martin Dressler The Tale of an American Dreamer" by Steven Millhauser available from Rakuten Kobo. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious /5. Get this from a library! Martin Dressler: the tale of an American dreamer. [Steven Millhauser] -- The rise and fall of a man of imagination. From a helper in his grandfather's cigar store in 19th Century New York, he rises to become an entrepreneur of fabulous creations, culminating in a hotel.


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Martin Dressler dreams to rival the God and to create his own perfect world within the world “Imagine two stones – gray, smooth, /5. The first paragraph of Martin Dressler is written as though it were the introduction to a fairy tale. Could this novel be described as a fairy tale.

In an interview (Publishers Weekly, 5/6/96), Steven Millhauser said that with the Grand Cosmo, "I wanted to stretch the. May 19,  · Martin Dressler: The Tale of An American Dreamer [Steven Millhauser] on erum-c.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Martin Dressler is the son of cigar maker, born in late nineteenth-century New York.

As Martin approaches manhoodReviews: Mar 28,  · Steven Millhauser is the author of numerous works of fiction, including Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize inand, most recently, Dangerous Laughter, a New York Times Book Review Best Book of the erum-c.com work has been translated into fifteen languages, and his story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” was the basis of the film The Illusionist/5(29).

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer was a critical and commercial sensation upon its release. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award. It also topped bestseller lists and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

A chronicle of obsession, self-indulgence, and, in Martin Dressler book curious way, moral growth, expertly poised between realistic narrative and allegorical fable, from the author of such intriguing, if sometimes unduly gossamer, fictions as Edwin Mullhouse () and In the Penny Arcade (). The eponymous Martin, a quiet, diligent youth who learns the rudiments of business practices as a clerk in his Author: Steven Millhauser.

About Steven Millhauser. Steven Millhauser is the author of numerous works of fiction, including Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize inand, more recently, We Others: New and Selected Stories, winner of The Story Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award FinalistYoung 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, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner.

As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder 3/5(4). The Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like erum-c.com: Steven Millhauser.

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Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser It is the late nineteenth-century, "when on any streetcorner in America you might see some ordinary-looking citizen who was destined to invent a new kind of bottlecap or tin can, start a chain of five-cent stores, sell a faster and better elevator, or open a fabulous new department store" [p.

The unexpected success of Martin Dressler in brought Millhauser increased attention. Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories made the New York Times Book Review list of "10 Best Books of ". Personal life. Millhauser lives in Saratoga Springs, New York. He taught at Skidmore College for almost thirty years before retiring in Born: August 3, (age 76), New York City, New York.

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At the end of the 19th century in New York City, young Martin Dressler has aspirations beyond those of running his own tobacco store as his father before him.

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer By Steven Millhauser Steven Millhauser's new novel tells the story of a young entrepreneur in late-nineteenth-century New York City whose ambition to make concrete an elusive dream leads to a fabulous creation that houses the imagination itself.Buy Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (Paperback) at erum-c.com The opening sentence of Martin Dressler provides a good one-sentence synopsis of the book: There once lived a man named Martin Dressler, a shopkeeper's son, who rose from modest beginnings to a height of dreamlike good fortune.

This winner of the Pulitzer /5(25).Preview of Martin Dressier: The Tale of an American Dreamer Summary. In Martin Dressier, Steven Millhauser is indeed concerned with the social implications of the American Dream (and, in foregrounding the very fact that this pillar of American culture is a dream), but he is also equally interested in dreams and hallucinations as such.