The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher

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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher written by Hortense Calisher and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-08-06 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the National Book Award: Thirty-six stories by O. Henry Award–winning novelist Hortense Calisher The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher gathers short pieces that chart the author’s best-loved themes of mindful consciousness and social worlds. This collection includes one of her well-known New Yorker stories, “In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks,” in which a young man drops his mother off at a sanitarium and acquires a new friend who finally awakens him to the world. Also included are “The Sound of Waiting,” one of the chapters in the Elkin family saga; the chilling, Jamesian “The Scream on Fifty-seventh Street,” in which a New York widow hears a scream late one night but cannot decide how to investigate without appearing to her neighbors to have gone mad; and the nearly novella-length “The Summer Rebellion.”

The Collected Stories of Hortense Callisher

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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Hortense Callisher written by Hortense Calisher and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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The Fiction of Hortense Calisher

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Download or read book The Fiction of Hortense Calisher written by Kathleen Snodgrass and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Hortense Calisher is the author of eleven novels, six collections of stories or novellas, and two memoirs. The publication of her first book of short stories, In the Absence of Angels (1951), marked the debut of an important writer. For the past forty years her works have been consistently and widely reviewed. Calisher has long been celebrated (and censured) as a "writer's writer," a consummate stylist with an impressive range of subjects. Despite that range, however, Calisher's works possess a thematic coherence that has eluded critical notice. For more than forty years, she has spun out variations on the motif of rites of passage and of extradition. Her protagonists may yearn for stasis, for a firmly manageable reality, but finally emerge into a world where change is the only constant." "In The Fiction of Hortense Calisher, the first book-length study of Calisher's work, Kathleen Snodgrass demonstrates this theme's dominance. Following an introduction that provides biographical and critical background, she explores similarities in the structure of Calisher's works, grouping them together to illuminate both the general motif and its distinctive variations. In the first chapter, "Bridging the Gulf: The Autobiographical Stories," Snodgrass arranges Calisher's early stories into a biographically chronological order; a coherent narrative emerges that dramatizes Hester Elkin's rites of passage from childhood through adolescence to early adulthood. Hester Elkin is only the first of a succession of Calisher's protagonists to embrace life as an open-ended journey. In chapter 2, Snodgrass examines four Calisher novels that have in common tumultuous transitions from adolescence to adulthood. In Calisher, an essential part of that rite of passage is a "coming down from the heights" of theorizing and fantasy, into a willingness to grapple with mundane, adult realities. Chapter 3, "False Entries," focuses on two companion novels in which the central drama is the painful transition from stasis to movement." "Subsequent chapters focus on two very different types of movement: "Solo Flights" deals with characters sloughing off conventional lives like dead skins and setting off alone, while "Re-Entries" examines the opposite movement - here Calisher's characters re-enter what she has termed the "great enclosure of the norm." Later chapters discuss Calisher's two novels of space travel - works in which the primary voyage is psychic rather than physical - and works dealing with the voyaging life well into old age." "In her conclusion, "Calisher's 'Monologuing Eye,'" Snodgrass demonstrates the inseparability of style and theme in Calisher's works. Both stylistically and thematically, Calisher repudiates a predictably linear progression through life. If her style is, as some critics have remarked, "dense" and "elliptical," so, too, is her experience of the world. She leaves it to others to duplicate a received reality, choosing instead to take soundings on a world in flux."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Short Story Index

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The Collected Stories

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Download or read book The Collected Stories written by Hortense Calisher and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Companion to Literature

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Download or read book Companion to Literature written by Abby H. P. Werlock and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 842 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

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Download or read book The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story written by Blanche H. Gelfant and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2004-04-21 with total page 952 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.

Encyclopedia of the American Short Story

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Download or read book Encyclopedia of the American Short Story written by Abby H. P. Werlock and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two-volume set that presents an introduction to American short fiction from the 19th century to the present.

Chimes of Change and Hours

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Download or read book Chimes of Change and Hours written by Audrey Borenstein and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encompassing a variety of perspectives on the lives of older women in modern America, this book is a rich mosaic, drawing on demographic, social-psychological, social-historical, economic, and gerontological data, and incorporating transcripts of oral histories, interviews with women artists, fiction and essays by and about women in the second half of their lives, autobiographies, diaries, journals, letters, and other sources.

Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture written by Glenda Abramson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 1897 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly, covering the humanities, arts, social sciences, sport and popular culture, and 5000-word essays contextualize the shorter entries, and provide overviews to aspects of culture in the Jewish world. Ideal for student and general readers, the articles and biographies have been written by scholars and academics, musicians, artists and writers, and the book now contains up-to-date bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, comprehensive cross referencing, and a full index. This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.

B S Johnson and Post-War Literature

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Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]

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Download or read book Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes] written by Linda De Roche and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 1348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

The Complete Stories

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Download or read book The Complete Stories written by Anita Desai and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Complete Stories gathers together Anita Desai's short story collections Diamond Dust and Games at Twilight and the novellas of The Artist of Disappearance, with a new preface from the author. From the icy suburbs of Canada to the overcrowded B&Bs of Cornwall, via the hill towns and cities of India, Anita Desai observes human behaviour unflinchingly but not unkindly, recognising our ordinariness and our strangeness, and capturing both with quiet precision.

Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories

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Download or read book Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories written by Patrick A. Smith and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide for librarians and teachers offers annotations summarizing the themes, plots, and publication information for 450 popular short stories.

The Novellas of Hortense Calisher

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Download or read book The Novellas of Hortense Calisher written by Hortense Calisher and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Modern Library collection presents seven novellas that brilliantly showcase the range and depth of the talent of Hortense Calisher, a writer hailed by the Saturday Review as "among the most literate practitioners of modern American fiction, a stylist wholly committed to the exploitation of language." Featured is "Women Men Don't Talk About," a new story, published here for the first time. The novellas are characterized by their unfailing intelligence and by the technical sure-handedness and acuity of the writing. Each has a strong sense of place--New York City, the Hudson Valley, Saratoga Springs--and an eclectic cast of characters who inhabit regions where our most acute hopes, fears, and anxieties coexist. The respectable lawyer of "Tale for the Mirror" attempts to oust an unconventional Hindu healer from his community, only to wonder whether the doctor's trickery is any different from his own. In "The Railway Police," a journey by train occasions a social worker's sudden break with past pretenses and her kafkaesque rebirth as a vagabond. And in "Saratoga, Hot," a sharply observed tale set amid the fabled world of horse racing, a man and woman discover new strength in a love touched by tragedy. Included as well are "Extreme Magic," "The Man Who Spat Silver," and "The Last Trolley Ride." "Calisher hits at her targets at a point more vital than the usual marksman knows to exist," wrote novelist and critic Angus Wilson. And The New York Times Book Review commented, "Seen through her eyes the real world is not prosaic. Placed in lyrical, poetic spaces, it is thick and rich with implication." The Novellas of Hortense Calisher, an edition exclusive to the Modern Library, is amajor collection from one of America's finest literary voices. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

A Companion to the American Novel

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ISBN 10 : 9781118917480
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Download or read book A Companion to the American Novel written by Alfred Bendixen and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-11-17 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.