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The New Yorker

Stories
Beattie, Ann (Book - 2010)
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When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters' drift and narcissism, that she was instantly celebrated as a voice of her generation. Her name became an adjective: Beattiesque . Subtle, wry, and unnerving, she is a master observer of the unraveling of the American family, and also of the myriad small occurrences and affinities that unite us. Her characters, over nearly four decades, have moved from lives of fickle desire to the burdens and inhibitions of adulthood and on to failed aspirations, sloppy divorces, and sometimes enlightenment, even grace. Each Beattie story, says Margaret Atwood, is "like a fresh bulletin from the front: we snatch it up, eager to know what's happening out there on the edge of that shifting and dubious no-man's-land known as interpersonal relations." With an unparalleled gift for dialogue and laser wit, she delivers flash reports on the cultural landscape of her time. Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories is the perfect initiation for readers new to this iconic American writer and a glorious return for those who have known and loved her work for decades.
Authors: Beattie, Ann
Uniform Title: Short stories. Selections
Title: The New Yorker
stories
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: x, 514 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Beattie
Notes: Complete collection of the author's stories previously published in The New Yorker, 1974-2006
Contents: A platonic relationship
Fancy flights
Wolf dreams
Dwarf house
Snake's shoes
Vermont
Downhill
Wanda's
Colorado
The lawn party
Secrets and surprises
Weekend
Tuesday night
Shifting
Distant music
A vintage Thunderbird
The Cinderella waltz
The burning house
Waiting
Greenwich time
Gravity
Running dreams
Afloat
Girl talk
Like glass
Desire
Moving water
Coney Island
Television
Lofty
One day
Heaven on a summer night
Times
In the white night
Summer people
Janus
Skeletons
Where you'll find me
Home to Marie
Horatio's trick
Second question
Zalla
The women of this world
That last odd day in L.A.
Find and replace
The rabbit hole as likely explanation
Coping stones
The confidence decoy
ISBN: 143916875X
9781439168752
1439168741
9781439168745
Branch Call Number: FICTION BEATTIE 2010
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Short stories
LCCN: 2010032933
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Subtle, wry, and unnerving, Beattie is a master observer of the unraveling of the American family, and also of the myriad small occurrences and affinities that unite us.


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This collection, which spans the years 1974-2006, contains all of the Anne Beattie stories published in the New Yorker--from the very first one, accepted after 17 rejections.

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