Martin Dressler The Tale of an American Dreamer

Author(s): Steven Millhauser

General Fiction

Young Martin Dressler begins his career as a 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. His visions grow more and more fantastical as he plans his ultimate creation: the Grand Cosmo, in which he attempts to capture the entire world and its dreams. Accompanied on this journey by two sisters - one a dreamlike shadow, the other a wordly business partner - Martin walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry. The Grand Cosmo is his triumph and his undoing, the bold conclusion to this biography of the twentieth-century notion of progress, this mesmerizing journey to the heart of the American dream.

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General Fields

  • : 9780679781271
  • : Vintage Books
  • : Vintage Books
  • : January 1997
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 13.10 cmmm X 1.50 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steven Millhauser
  • : Paperback
  • : 397
  • : en
  • : 293