✓ Elephant Bangs Train || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ William Kotzwinkle

By William Kotzwinkle | Comments: ( 520 ) | Date: ( Jul 21, 2019 )

This book contains 16 short stories of which three have to do with elephants The book title is taken from the eighth story in the collection and is based on a newspaper headline which reads, Elephant Bangs Train, Reuters News Service, Nairobi, Kenya, May 25, 1969 In the Kotzwinkle version, we are or less inside the elephant s mind as he attacks and overturns a traThis book contains 16 short stories of which three have to do with elephants The book title is taken from the eighth story in the collection and is based on a newspaper headline which reads, Elephant Bangs Train, Reuters News Service, Nairobi, Kenya, May 25, 1969 In the Kotzwinkle version, we are or less inside the elephant s mind as he attacks and overturns a train in revenge for its having humiliated him on a previous occasion All these stories are extraordinarily well written and are quite surreal and evocative Adult content in some stories Really excellent writing.


  • Title: Elephant Bangs Train
  • Author: William Kotzwinkle
  • ISBN: 9780394460475
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

William Kotzwinkle

William Kotzwinkle is a two time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children s Books, and a Book Critics Circle award nominee His work has been translated into dozens of languages.



Comments Elephant Bangs Train

  • Cheryl

    Maybe I should mark it DNF, because I did skim a lot of the stories. They were just too weird to me. Maybe if I dug acid or whatever, wtf, I dunno. However, the title story is surprisingly interesting, and the very first, about the unearthing of a mammoth (mastodon?) in Russia is powerful, masterful, wise.


  • tortoise dreams

    Sixteen short (some quite short) and wildly diverse stories, fables, tales from other lands, and more, works from a free, soaring, and definitely untamed imagination.The stories in Elephant Bangs Train are each different and unique as a fingerprint. If they were not so well-written and constructed, it would seem that no two were written by the same hand. But they were, by the masterful William Kotzwinkle, whose words flow windswept through the pages, pushing the reader along like leaves in a sto [...]


  • Ainslee

    An eclectic range of very short stories, Kotzwinkle quite obvioussly has derived his ideas, styles, and context from a broad and diverse range of sources.Some of these I read twice, or backtracked through the stories to fully understand the context, which is both frustrating and an achievement; because they're so short - much of the context for each is assumed, this made it easier for Kotzwinkle to surprise the reader.It was a refreshing read


  • Tanvir Muntasim

    An eccentric bunch of stories with exotic locations, steeped in magic realist tradition.


  • Axolotl

    Favorites:-All the ones with elephants-The one about the Boy Scout outing-The "coming" of age story with the nurseThis man is a brilliant writer, that much is plain.


  • Phil G

    An absolute master of language and a genius with idiom and metaphor.


  • Keli

    Worth buying it and reading it for $1.


  • Bill Daniels

    One of his stories is about Siberians dis entombing a mast on frozen in ice is perfect!


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