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Spirits and other stories

Bausch, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0671638750 / ISBN 13: 9780671638757
Published by Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, New York, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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237 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Spotless and tight copy. Record # 456193. Bookseller Inventory # 456193

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Title: Spirits and other stories

Publisher: Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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NY 1987 Simon Schuster. 8vo., 237pp. Fine in Fine DJ.

From Publishers Weekly:

Bausch's emerging reputation as a fine writer will rise with this moving collection. Precisely phrased, recounted in a variety of stingingly accurate voices, these nine stories all deal with the failure of the spirit, all, indeed, with aspects of a single personality. Although the protagonists differ, each suffers from self-doubt, perhaps self-abnegation. In "All the Way in Flagstaff," a man recalls a picnic with his wife and children on a day when his compulsive drinking signaled the end of his marriage. The very old protagonist of "Wisemen at Their End" always held his family at arm's length and now is unable to accept the proffered help of an elderly woman. In "Police Dreams" a husband, content with his family and job, slowly feels his wife slipping away, refusing to communicate, losing interest even in their children. She leaves him, for no reason except that he is himself, and that's not good enough. Disconsolate and wary, an 18-year-old whose father has died a few months before spends Christmas with his mother and aunt in "Ancient History." Eventually, he realizes that his father had been preparing to leave them. Understated as they are, these stories have a capacity to haunt, as if life itself had walked in and said, "What am I here for?"
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