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The Resource Patchwork : a Bobbie Ann Mason reader, introduction by George Saunders

Patchwork : a Bobbie Ann Mason reader, introduction by George Saunders

Label
Patchwork : a Bobbie Ann Mason reader
Title
Patchwork
Title remainder
a Bobbie Ann Mason reader
Statement of responsibility
introduction by George Saunders
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a 'literary phenomenon.' Anne Tyler hailed Mason as 'a full-fledged master of the short story.' Mason's work, charged with a spirit of exploration, garnered both popular and critical acclaim. This reader collects outstanding examples of Mason's award-winning work from throughout her writing career and provides a unique look at the development of one of the country's finest writers. Patchwork contains short stories first published in the New Yorker and other leading periodicals; chapters from Mason's acclaimed novels, including In Country, An Atomic Romance, and The Girl in the Blue Beret; and riveting excerpts from Mason's eclectic nonfiction. Some examples of Mason's recent explorations in flash fiction appear here in print for the first time. Mason's writing glows with a nuanced understanding of the struggles and pathos of American life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. George Saunders writes in his introduction, "Bobbie Ann Mason is a strange and beautiful writer. . . . Her stories exist to gently touch on, and praise, even mourn, what it feels like to be alive in this moment." Patchwork conveys Mason's extraordinary talent and range as a writer"--
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Mason, Bobbie Ann
Dewey number
818/.5409
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A7877
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
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Saunders, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mason, Bobbie Ann
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American fiction
Label
Patchwork : a Bobbie Ann Mason reader, introduction by George Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Third Monday
  • From In Country
  • An appreciation of Tim O'Brien's The things they carried
  • Big Bertha Stories
  • Love life
  • Coyotes
  • Bumblebees
  • From The girl sleuth
  • Reaching the stars: my life as a fifties groupie
  • Reading between the lines
  • Preface
  • From Elvis Presley
  • "The Family Farm" from Clear Springs: A memoir
  • "The Pond" From Clear Springs: A memoir
  • Nancy Culpepper
  • The prelude
  • Memphis
  • Midnight Magic
  • Wish
  • La Bamba Hot line
  • Sheep down under
  • Jonathan Allison
  • Hot colors
  • Sanctuary
  • All shook up
  • Hear my song
  • Terms of office
  • From Feather Crowns
  • The universe of Ada
  • Introduction to Mark Twain's The American Claimant, 2004 edition
  • Fallout
  • From An atomic romance
  • Introduction
  • With jazz
  • Charger
  • From The girl in the blue beret
  • The real girl in the blue beret
  • Whale love
  • with Meg Pokrass
  • Talking through hats
  • with Meg Pokrass
  • Quinceañera
  • The Horsehair Ball Gown
  • George Saunders
  • Corn-dog
  • The canyon where the coyotes live
  • Car wash
  • Cumberbatch
  • The girl in purple
  • State Pen
  • Falling
  • Interview by Craig Gholson, Bomb magazine, 1989
  • Interview by Jo Sapp and Evelyn Somers, the Missouri Review, 1997
  • Interview by Candela Delgado Marin, Transatlantica, 2015
  • A note to the reader about this reader
  • Interview by Joseph Mackin, 2paragraphs.com
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Offerings
  • Shiloh
Control code
on1001456352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780813175454
Lccn
2018011975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001456352
Label
Patchwork : a Bobbie Ann Mason reader, introduction by George Saunders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Third Monday
  • From In Country
  • An appreciation of Tim O'Brien's The things they carried
  • Big Bertha Stories
  • Love life
  • Coyotes
  • Bumblebees
  • From The girl sleuth
  • Reaching the stars: my life as a fifties groupie
  • Reading between the lines
  • Preface
  • From Elvis Presley
  • "The Family Farm" from Clear Springs: A memoir
  • "The Pond" From Clear Springs: A memoir
  • Nancy Culpepper
  • The prelude
  • Memphis
  • Midnight Magic
  • Wish
  • La Bamba Hot line
  • Sheep down under
  • Jonathan Allison
  • Hot colors
  • Sanctuary
  • All shook up
  • Hear my song
  • Terms of office
  • From Feather Crowns
  • The universe of Ada
  • Introduction to Mark Twain's The American Claimant, 2004 edition
  • Fallout
  • From An atomic romance
  • Introduction
  • With jazz
  • Charger
  • From The girl in the blue beret
  • The real girl in the blue beret
  • Whale love
  • with Meg Pokrass
  • Talking through hats
  • with Meg Pokrass
  • Quinceañera
  • The Horsehair Ball Gown
  • George Saunders
  • Corn-dog
  • The canyon where the coyotes live
  • Car wash
  • Cumberbatch
  • The girl in purple
  • State Pen
  • Falling
  • Interview by Craig Gholson, Bomb magazine, 1989
  • Interview by Jo Sapp and Evelyn Somers, the Missouri Review, 1997
  • Interview by Candela Delgado Marin, Transatlantica, 2015
  • A note to the reader about this reader
  • Interview by Joseph Mackin, 2paragraphs.com
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Offerings
  • Shiloh
Control code
on1001456352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780813175454
Lccn
2018011975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001456352

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