Beyond Suspicion

New American Fiction Since 1960

Author: Marc Chenetier

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

View: 366

"Covers everything from Salinger, Nabokov, Kerouac, and Burroughs to the first hints of cyberpunkishness."--American Book Review

In the Slipstream

An FC2 Reader

Author: Fiction Collective Two (U.S.)

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 808

Along the way, FC2 has introduced readers to the works of Mark Layner, Russell Banks, Raymond Federman, Ronald Sukenick, Eurudice, Gerald Vizenor and many more."--BOOK JACKET.

Coming Close

A Novella and Three Stories as Alternative Autobiographies

Author: Bernard Harper Friedman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

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Coming Close is what the author calls "alternative autobiographies"--four stories, each dealing freely with different, though sometimes overlapping, material through which we understand the complexity of a man's life. In the previously unpublished novella "Watching Father Die," a son sees his father die--both as physical man and psychological symbol. At the same time, the son watches himself die, and cool rage balances warm compassion. "Drinking Smoke," and "Moving in Place," have both been published in prestigious literary magazines--New American Review and The Hudson Review. Like the novella, each is concerned with an obsession. "Moving in Place" received a Fels Award of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines as one of the five best stories of the year. Finally, "Choosing a Name" focuses on how a man who is nameless, though precisely identified in the first three stories, comes close to being B.H. Friedman. Altogether, the four stories reinforce one another to become a coherent, multi-faceted self-portrait.

Music for a Broken Piano

Author: James Baker Hall

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 674

The impact and interplay within a group of 40 people, imbued with revolutionary spirit ln the summer of 1969, a group of 40 people, imbued with revolutionary spirit, come to the rural area of Farmington, Massachusetts to create a selfstructuring community. Music for a Broken Piano vividly describes the impact and interplay within the group and the changes in their lives which occur because of the experience. Among the group, three leaders are obvious: Nathan, the official administrator and counselor, a strong, patient, dedicated man: Toni McHugh. an attractive, talented, and independent young woman; and Makar, the only black person there--a protean, mysterious, flamboyant and ometimes brutal spellbinder.

Heroes and Villains

Stories

Author: Jerry Bumpus

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 789

Nine stories deal with two roommates' intimate conversation, an explorer, school, security agents, escaped animals, gang violence, and holiday depression.

The Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories

Author: Moira Crone

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 972

Fresh writings about women, love, and strength In this collection of seven short stories, Moira Crone presents fresh writings about women, love, and strength. "Kudzu" is a tale of a girl's childhood in the stranglehold of American life. "The Brooklyn Lie" deals with a young woman's sexuality and body. The title story explores relationships and women's issues through a series of letters and narratives.

Agnes & Sally

Author: Lewis Warsh

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 969

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 "Lewis Warsh has written a meticulously schemed novel of those arid pastures where men and women are trapped between desire and reality. The tug of their daily life is too strong for the pathetic forays they make into a larger world of romantic narrative. Unable to communicate with one another, frustrated and angry, they retire into their impotent daydreams. In his wry and deadpan way, Warsh emphasizes that in the contemporary world he has described, there are no Anna Kareninas, no Emma Bovarys--only Agnes and Sally and their similarly bewildered mates, Jacob and Bob."--Barbara Guest

Crash-landing

A Novel

Author: Peter Spielberg

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 183

Crash-Landing is an exploration of modern day fear and failure. Its subject is self-delusion and self-fulfillment, sexual entanglements and midlife anxiety, marriage and existential loneliness. Named after Lindbergh, his parents' hero, Charles Burg has neither the requisite head for heights nor the stomach to go it alone. Though destined for a fall, he contrives--by never looking down--to keep his marriage to Anne aloft through years of circling, of buffeting crosswinds, instrument failure and near collisions. When the crackup finally comes, the touchdown is not tragic, flaming wreck, but a nose-in-the-mud return to ground zero. Both survive the forced landing. Anne comes through better: she manages to walk away from the wreckage. Chuck crawls off, emotionally grounded. We last see him fleeing across the Atlantic, winging toward an eighty-day crash cure at a rehabilitation camp fpr bereaved ex-husbands "some twenty kilometers south of Breat." Or rather, that is the reader's first glimpse of this comedy's anti-hero, for events unfold in reverse order appearance - from the crackup back to the passionate beginning that led to the marriage. The story's counter-chronological movement gives the reader foresight, while Chuck, its first-person narrator, remains, happily or ironically, unaware of the laws of physics that govern the all too short duration of love's flight.

My Father, More Or Less

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Baumbach

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

View: 285

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Copyright

Page:

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The Gentleman's Magazine

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Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Early English newspapers

Page:

View: 897

The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.