Byatt, A. S. “Reports from the Edge of Reality.” Washington Post Book World (June 14, 1998): X1. A penetrating review of The Knife Thrower, and Other Stories by a fiction writer who explores much of the same territory as Millhauser does. Compares him to Hawthorne, Hoffmann, and Kafka.
Fowler, Douglas. “Steven Millhauser, Miniaturist.” Critique 37 (Winter, 1996): 139-149. Places Millhauser firmly in the postmodernist tradition of Donald Bartheleme et al. Finds him “a fabulist disguised as a realist and a parodist.”
Howe, Irving. “An Afterword.” Salmagundi 92 (Fall, 1991): 110-114. An admittedly swift evaluation of “Catalogue of the Exhibition” by the eminent critic, who finds the story “a masterpiece.” “The subject may be Romantic, the treatment is not.” Contains an interesting note by Millhauser about his intentions.
Kinzie, May. “Succeeding Borges, Escaping Kafka: On the Fiction of Steven Millhauser.” Salmagundi 92 (Fall, 1991): 115-144. Despite its title, this essay concentrates on Millhauser’s second story collection, The Barnum Museum. Finds Borges’s influence on Millhauser much stronger than Kafka’s.
Millhauser, Steven. “Steven Millhauser: The Business of Dreaming.” Interview by Jennifer Schuessler. Publishers Weekly (May 6, 1996): 56-57. One of the few interviews that Millhauser has given.