The Knife Thrower and Other Stories

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The Knife Thrower and Other Stories by Steven Millhauser, first published in 1998 by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York City. It is a collection of short stories, some of which were published by various journals, such as The Paris Review, Harper's Magazine, and The New Yorker. It continues in a similar vein to Millhauser's previous efforts that mix the extraordinary into everyday life.

Stories, with previous publishers, if available.

  • "The Knife Thrower" (Harper's Magazine)
  • "A Visit" (The New Yorker)
  • "The Sisterhood of Night" (Harper's Magazine)
  • "The Way Out" (Story)
  • "Flying Carpets" (The Paris Review)
  • "The New Automaton Theater" (Canto)
  • "Clair de Lune"
  • "The Dream of the Consortium" (Harper's Magazine)
  • "Balloon Flight, 1870" (The Yale Review)
  • "Paradise Park" (Grand Street)
  • "Kaspar Hauser Speaks" (The Kenyon Review)
  • "Beneath the Cellars of Our Town"


The Knife Thrower and Other Stories by Steven Milhauser, published by Vintage Press, First Vintage Contemporaries Edition, March 1999.