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March 04, 2007

Twilight of the Superheroes By Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg's most recent collection of stories is a tender, skeptical, inconsolable embrace of what cannot be changed. Its half-dozen long stories put her light years ahead of most writers in terms of capturing the feeling tones of the world around us and the people in it. In the title story, for example, she treats with philosophical dourness (though with a light metaphoric hand) the temporary housing situation of a couple of Manhattan slackers and turns it into a brilliant meditation on age and transformation. The stories have an almost elegiac quality, if elegies were written for what comes next.

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