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A Short Guide to the City
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  1. In the realm of pure literary review, New York Times book critic Walter Kendrick described the piece as Houses Without Doors "most chilling story" and "its most blatantly artistic one" while fellow New York Times critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt foun

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  2. a 1990 short story by American horror writer Peter Straub collected in Houses Without Doors

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  3. blends and fuses two disparate literary forms: a self congratulatory travel brochure published by a city's Chamber of Commerce and a news report about the murderous killing spree of the "viaduct killer."

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  4. The omniscient narrator moves through the seemingly idyllic Midwestern town relating the, surprisingly violent, histories of the various sociological groups that populate the metropolis

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  5. The "Broken Span" is representative of the gulf between reality and perception in the minds of the citizens and the desire for closure

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