Anthology, signed] Beattie, Ann, editor; Shannon Ravenel, series editor. Wolff, Tobias and Ron Carlson, signed

ISBN 10: 0395413427 / ISBN 13: 9780395413425
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1987., 1987
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SIGNED - Trade paperback. SIGNED by THREE contributors - by Ann Beattie on the title page and by two authors at their stories: Tobias Wolff at 'The Other Miller' and by Ron Carlson at 'Milk.' Also contains stories by John Updike, Raymond Carver, Joy Williams, Kent Haruf, Tim O'Brien and more. Included are notes on each contributor and a brief commentary by each one on the genesis of that particular short story. 334 pp. Very good overall - some minor wear to the covers. Bookseller Inventory # 48399

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Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1987.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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American Literature, Literary Studies, Short Stories, Anthology, Reference

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These 20 transcending stories sparkle like so many odd, polished jewels, but the collection demonstrates, perhaps, less inspiration in its overall selection: a good portion of the pieces have been previously anthologized, bear distinguished signatures and originally appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and Esquire magazines. Two contemporary works speak of the '80s: in Susan Sontag's "The Way We Live Now," friends watch a loved one die of AIDS (the disease isn't named but the inference is obvious); pictures of missing children on milk cartons disturb the young father who narrates Ron Carlson's "Milk." As short-story writer and guest editor Beattie aptly comments, the stories "present strong revelations about ordinary, private matters." Relationships are scrutinized in several tales including Tobias Wolff's "The Other Miller," in which a youth joins the army to "punish" his mother for remarrying. Charles Baxter unites siblings who have never met in "How I Found My Brother"; they find nothing in common but their love for each other. In Craig Nova's modern fairy tale "The Prince," there is no happy ending for the grieving, alienated man who loses his family and his considerable fortune. Immersed in a swimming pool, a handyman experiences an epiphany about the meaning of freind ship in Ralph Lombreglia's "Men Un der Water," which blends the metaphysical with realism. In a new feature, writers discuss the impetus of their stories. (October 20)jane or ann: please try to break this rather long review. you can move it out of pub date order if you wish.
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