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Sleights of Hand

The Deception Issue
(Book 65 in the Conjunctions series)
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Essays, fiction, and poetry reflecting on truth and illusion in a world filled with deceptions both treacherous and benign.

Children deceive, as do grownups, and many are the moments when all of us even deceive ourselves. People of every age and stripe, whether rarely or often, dissimulate, bluff, and beguile. The writer who fabricates and populates worlds is a deceiver, as is the artist whose triumph is to trick the eye, to alter perception. The honest magician's livelihood is based on deception; so is the dishonest thief's. And consider the great Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva who wrote, "A deception that elevates us is dearer than a legion of low truths," thus complicating the subject entirely. This special issue of Conjunctions gathers a wide spectrum of essays, fiction, and poetry on the classic subject of deception, exploring in original and thought-provoking ways a world in which truth is a most fragile, elaborate, and mercurial thing. Contributors include Edie Meidav, Terese Svoboda, Yannick Murphy, Paul Hoover, Bim Ramke, Eleni Sikelianos, Magdalena Zyzak, and many others.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Conjunctions: 65, Sleights of Hand: The Deception Issue
Author(s): Bradford Morrow
ISBN: 0-941964-81-7 / 978-0-941964-81-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bard College
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February 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sleights of Hand: The Deception Issue (Conjunctions Book 65)
Author(s): Bradford Morrow
Publisher: Conjunctions
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