By Robert Olen Butler
The human head is assumed to stay in a country of cognizance for one and one-half mins after decapitation. In a heightened nation of emotion, humans converse on the fee of a hundred and sixty phrases in line with minute. encouraged through the intersection of those probably unrelated techniques, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Olen Butler wrote sixty-two tales, every one precisely 240 phrases in size, shooting the move of ideas and emotions that battle through a person's brain after their head has been severed. The characters are either genuine and imagined Medusa (beheaded through Perseus, 2000 BC), Anne Boleyn (beheaded on the behest of Henry VIII, 1536), a poultry (beheaded for Sunday dinner, Alabama, 1958), and the writer (decapitated, at the task, 2008). instructed with the depth of a poet and the wit of a superb storyteller, those ultimate innovations light up and crystallize extra concerning the characters' personal lives and the worlds they inhabit than many writers have the ability to express in full-length biographies or novels. The tales, that have seemed in literary magazines around the kingdom, are a pleasant and interesting artistic feat from considered one of modern such a lot artistic writers.
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