The gorgeous, brilliant essay-stories of Kenneth Burke were unlike any other fiction of the 1920s. Here & Elsewhere gathers, for the first time, all of Burke’s fiction: 23 short stories and Towards a Better Life, which Denis Donoghue calls “one of my favorite novels, full of sentences so luminous that I could be easily persuaded that style is everything.”
Burke’s prose is impeccable and, for the most part, crystal clear, but his imagination is that of a modern Blake. The collision of hyperarticulacy and ecstasy produces a voice so original as to seem utterly new.
—Dan Johnson, Believer Magazine