Novelty Summary
John Crowley

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Novelty Summary

Published two years after the critically well-received novel Aegypt (1987), Crowley's collection of short fiction, Novelty, explores the relationship between time and creation in four stories which have widely divergent settings.

The first story, "The Nightingale Sings at Night," retells the creation and fall of mankind. In Crowley's version, Eden is presided over by Dame Kind, a figure whose name can be directly traced to the medieval allegorical tradition from which the modern character Mother...

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