This collection of stories by Robert Gluck was originally published in 1982 in San Francisco by Four Seasons Foundation under the title ELEMENTS OF A COFFEE SERVICE.
"Bob's fiction is actually quite friendly yet he cuts it with a knife. Bob's gift to the history of letters I think is the uncanniness of his flow. He pulls down the page like a shade, it's masterful what he does. His page is more filled with light than words, really. More filled with temperature too." - Eileen Myles, from the preface to Elements