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The Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories

Verlag: Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN 10: 0192832042 / ISBN 13: 9780192832047
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Titel: The Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Willa Cather: 'Paul's Case'2. Edith Wharton: 'Afterward'3. Caroline Gordon: 'Hear the Nightingale Sing'4. Catherine Mansfield: 'Je Ne Parle Pas Francias'5. F. M. Mayor: 'Miss De Mannering of Asham'6. Katherine Anne Porter: 'That Tree'7. Elizabeth Bowen: 'Look at all Those Roses'8. Olivia Manning: 'In a Winter Landscape'9. Virginia Woolf: 'A Legacy'10. Eudora Welty: 'First Love'11. Stevie Smith: Is There Life Beyond the Gravy?'12. Mary McCarthy: 'Yonder Peasant, Who is He?'13. Nadine Gordimer: 'Which New Era Would That Be?'14. Sylvia Plath: 'The Day Mr Prescott Died'15. Doris Lessing: 'The Day Stalin Died'16. Elizabeth Taylor: 'The Blush'17. Grace Paley: 'An Interest in Life'18. Christina Stead: 'UNO 1945'19. Hortense Calisher: 'The Rehabilitation of Gineva Leake'20. Jean Stafford: 'The Tea Time of Stouthearted Ladies'21. Muriel Spark: 'The House of the Famous Poet'22. Flannery O'Connor: 'Good Country People'23. Sylvia Townsend Warner: 'Healthy Landscape With Dormouse'24. Edna O'Brien: 'Irish Revel'25. Cynthia Ozick: 'The Butterfly and the Traffic Light'26. Joyce Carol Oates: 'Scenes of Passion and Despair'27. Jane Gardam: 'Something to Tell the Girls'28. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: 'A Star and Two Girls'29. Jean Rhys: 'Overture and Beginners Please'30. Margaret Atwood: 'Hair Jewellery'31. Angela Carter: 'Puss-in-Boots'32. Patricia Highsmith: 'The Terrors of Basket Weaving'33. Elizabeth Jolley: 'The Play Reading'34. Fay Weldon: 'In the Great War'35. Ellen Gilchrist: 'Victory Over Japan'36. A. S. Byatt: 'On the Day that E. M. Forster Died'37. Bharati Mukherjee: 'A Wife's Story'38. Amy Tan: 'A Pair of Tickets'39. Alice Munro: 'Meneseteung'40. Anjana Appachana: 'The Prophecy'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0192832042

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Inhaltsangabe: "The inadequate acknowledgement of women short story writers in standard anthologies is a cause for wonder or affront. How else, indeed, can you view it, given the riches overlooked?" So states editor Patricia Craig in her introduction to The Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories, a rich, wide-ranging collection that, at last, redresses this historical imbalance by bringing together forty examples of the very best women's stories--from established authors such as Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, and Katherine Mansfield, to such modern masters as Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Bharati Mukherjee, and Amy Tan.
Here readers will find humor, passion, eccentricity, forcefulness, élan, intellectual vigor, subversion--indeed every shading of tone and mood, from ironic detachment to full-blooded engagement. Each writer has her own, perfectly realized angle of vision, whether it's the zestfulness of Angela Carter, the breathtaking evocations of Willa Cather, the quirkiness of Grace Paley, or the pungency of Flannery O'Connor.
Breaking with tradition, editor Patricia Craig offers few stories about traditional "women's" topics. Instead, the entries in this collection range from an unforgettable tale of racism in South Africa to explorations of adultery, immigration, the importance of cultural identity, and the rootlessness of American cities. Craig also includes some provocative offerings from outside the mainstream of twentieth century fiction--a ghost story by Edith Wharton, a delightful fairy tale, and several engaging historical pieces.
Eloquent and captivating, The Oxford Book of Modern Women's Stories offers a dazzling assortment of classic stories and overlooked gems that will amuse, intrigue, and challenge every lover of fine fiction.

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Patricia Craig is the editor of The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories, The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories, and many other fine anthologies.

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