Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, 1943-1954, by Jeffrey Cartwright, A Novel (1972) was Steven Millhauser’s acclaimed debut novel. His next two novels, Portrait of a Romantic (1977) and From the Realm of Morpheus (1986), were less successful, to the point of relegating him to relative obscurity. Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer (1996), however, restored his reputation; early collections of his short fiction were brought back into print, and new ones became easier to publish.