by Rupel E. Marshall




Each story in Encomium contains a common denominator-a character whose tragic flaw precipates a sudden reversal of fortune. The stories probe the psychology of the human mind and display the human condition as a pendulum swinging from the virtuous to the evil. Abbruzzetti uses the short story form well, focusing sharply on his theme, drawing crisp characters, and driving home from his story's statement Encomium leads the reader to ponder moral issues and values as Abbruzzetti's characters voice their fears and confront the effects of their actions on the future.

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ISBN-13: 9781561674619
Publisher: American Literary Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.35(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.36(d)

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