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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson It follows the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus Son Written in the same luminous prose, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating old age, mortality, the ghosts of the past, and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves Finished shortly before Johnson s death in May , this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come


10 thoughts on “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    The reason I wanted to read this collection is because of how much I enjoyed Denis Johnson s Train Dreams After finishing this collection of 5 stories, I initially rated it 3.5 stars feeling that some of the meaning had escaped me But as I m writing this and thinkingabout it and the writing, I have to give it 4 stars The writing is good and I liked three of the five stories so I ll comment briefl


  2. Robin Robin says:

    Not only had I never read Denis Johnson before this, but I d never even heard his name before How s that possible, to live my life, talking books with whoever is willing, not to know of this exceptional writer This collection is comprised of five sizeable short stories, written in a style that is conversational, meandering, unsentimental and poetic These stories touch on the tricky business of liv


  3. Larry H Larry H says:

    I m between 3 and 3.5 stars It doesn t matter The world keeps turning It s plain to you that at the time I write this, I m not dead But maybe by the time you read it Denis Johnson s last short story collection, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden , was published about eight months after he died from lung cancer at the age of 67 That fact certainly adds a feeling of melancholy to the collection, even whe


  4. Debbie Debbie says:

    What is the loudest thing you ve ever heard What about the quietest This collection of short stories starts with a party scene where people are wracking their brains for memories I want to be at this party For a second, I forget about the book as I race down memory lane, wondering what I would come up with if someone asked me these questions Seriously, these are delicious things to ponder Already th


  5. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Another literary icon has passed, leaving us with this his offering Five stories, each longer than your usual shorts The first, the title story, concern a man who works in advertising, he is nearing retirement, and he tells us in short vignettes about his dead or disappeared acquaintances All these stories grapple with death in all its different permutations They oftentimes feature lives that have lo


  6. Nat K Nat K says:

    I note that I ve lived longer in the past, now, than I can expect to live in the future I haveto remember than I have to look forward to Memory fades, not much of the past stays, and I wouldn t mind forgetting a lotof it What an amazing platform GR is Without it, I d have been none the wiser, and would have been oblivious as to the existence of the writings of Denis Johnson And what a shame that would


  7. Cheri Cheri says:

    Gravity is working against meAnd gravity wants to bring me down Oh, twice as much ain t twice as goodAnd can t sustain like one half could It s wantingthat s gonna send me to my knees Just keep me where the light isCome on now, keep me where, now, keep me where the light isGravity, John Mayer, Songwriters John MayerIt s plain to you that at the time I write this, I m not dead But maybe by the time you


  8. Perry Perry says:

    Denis Johnson s Sirenic Stories, Visionary Tumulus at SeaOnce in a while, I know my lexicon is insufficient to give a book all due accolades That, or I m speechless from its hypnotic effect, or I m worried I don t have time to write a review succinct enough that a potential reader will read it and be persuaded to read the book ASAP Right now it s all of the above, so I borrow from others who veexperienc


  9. da AL da AL says:

    Dear Mr Johnson,I sure wish you hadn t died yet so that you could write a whole bunchshort stories to make me swoon over your brilliant themes, your every other sentence that are quotable mini masterpieces of intelligence and wit.My condolences to you and yours, as well as my fellow lovers of fine literature, plus those prefer to read crummy stuff.By the way, whoever selected the audiobook narrators is a


  10. Angela M Angela M says:

    The reason I wanted to read this collection is because of how much I enjoyed Denis Johnson s Train Dreams After finishing this collection of 5 stories, I initially rated it 3.5 stars feeling that some of the meaning had escaped me But as I m writing this and thinkingabout it and the writing, I have to give it 4 stars The writing is good and I liked three of the five stories so I ll comment briefly on thos


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