- Brodkey, Harold
The World Is the Home of Love and Death: Stories
Metropolitan Books: Henry Holt, New York, 1997, Paper-covered Boards, , First Edition, First Printing, Fine /Fine
311 pp. Includes The Bullies; Spring Fugue; What I Do for Money; Religion; Waking; Car Buying; Lila and S.L.; Jibber-Jabber in Little Rock; The World Is the Home of Love and Death; Dumbness Is Everything; A Guest in the Universe. 'I would like to do a tree census--find out how many trees I own, how many branches, how many twigs and leaves. And bugs. A quarter of a million leaves. A million leaves . . . I am a millionaire of rustling leaves . . . of grass blades. Of molecules of air . . . I own the air I breathe at this minute. Cubic yards of air, invisible stones of a luminous temple.'--from 'What I Do for Money.'