Shiloh and Other Stories

Shiloh and Other Stories These Stories Will Last, Said Raymond Carver Of Shiloh And Other Stories When It Was First Published, And Almost Two Decades Later This Stunning Fiction Debut And Winner Of The PEN Hemingway Award Has Become A Modern American Classic In Shiloh, Bobbie Ann Mason Introduces Us To Her Western Kentucky People And The Lives They Forge For Themselves Amid The Ups And Downs Of Contemporary American Life, And She Poignantly Captures The Growing Pains Of The New South In The Lives Of Her Characters As They Come To Terms With Feminism, R Rated Movies, And Video Games Bobbie Ann Mason Is One Of Those Rare Writers Who, By Concentrating Their Attention On A Few Square Miles Of Native Turf, Are Able To Open Up New And Surprisingly Wide Worlds For The Delighted Reader, Said Robert Towers In The New York Review Of Books. This quiet, meditative collection is set in western Kentucky, in the homes of ordinary, working class people I liked to believe each story was about a different neighbor This is not the book for you if you enjoy a dense plot Be forewarned nothing really happens A couple hundred pages later and I can recall a tree being cut down, dinners being made, cats being fed like most fiction I enjoy or movies I prefer, what I take with me is the feeling, the loneliness, the futility This book was a This quiet, meditative collection is set in western Kentucky, in the homes of ordinary, working class people I liked to believe each story was ab
These were really something Not too much of a weak one in the lot My current favorite Georgeann, the malcontent preacher s wife, happy with her lousy chickens and playing Space Invaders in the basement Sorry, not Space Invaders The Galaxians Space Invaders is the better game, says the trucker, because things come at you head on And then there s Mary and her dentist in Residents and Transients, and Nancy Culpupper twice over, and and H
Well written stories that give a glimpse into life in the South, for better or worse, and that were perfect palate cleansers between novels My personal favorite story in this collection is Offerings, which originally appeared in The New Yorker in the 1980s Offerings is not flash but it is very small for a traditional short story length, I am guessing maybe under 3000 words I can t get over the story s magic, I keep re reading it to comprehend its hypnotic complexity and simplicity both its honesty and intuitive sense of how the world leaves us so connected and so alone The others in this award winning collection the coll My personal favorite story in this collection is Offerings, which originally appeared in The New York
The title story is as good as advertised, but after that I found this collection relentlessly one note Almost every story features a vaguely disillusioned heroine, a poorly developed husband who s not on the scene, and a rural setting
I only read the short story Shiloh.I couldn t really see the point or the purpose of the story Normally I don t pick up a volume of stories to read, but the fact that this is a well known Kentucky author, and I had read some of her other novels, I was compelled to see what was inside I m glad I read this book The stories all have similar themes, and if you read it all at once like I did, the characters and plots can get a little confusing and start to run together The author writes perfectly using the dialect and slang of country people in Kentucky All the stories take place in wester Normally I don t pick up a volume of stories to read, but the fact that this is a well known Kentucky author, and I had read some of her other novels, I was compelled to see what was inside
Bobbie Ann Mason is an unusually attractive younger writer whose works have appeared in The New Yorker Isn t it strange that the above is the first sentence of the inside book jacket cover for this book The book won many awards Do any of Philip Roth s book jackets include statements like Philip Roth is really handsome Strange.The stories are terrific I just don t see how writers master the short story and then go on to write multiple great short stories Bobbie Ann Mason creates funny Bobbie Ann Mason is an unusually attractive younger writer whose works have appeared in The New Yorker Isn t it strange that the above is the first sentence of the inside book jacket cover for this book The book won many awards Do any of Philip Roth s book jackets include statements like Philip Roth is really handsome Strange.The stories are terrific I just don t see how writers master the short story and then go on to write multiple great short stories Bobbie Ann Mason creates funny, poignant,
Wonderful writing, such a sense of place and characters in that The title story turned out to be an old favorite I hadn t seen in a long time and hadn t immediately remembered, but was thrilled to recall, and the others became good friends shortly as well A great collection overall. I m not a fan of Mason s writing style, nor am I a fan of her choices in subject matter Her characters felt dull and lifeless, and her writing made it feel as if I was watching a puppet being strung from one paragraph to another.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Shiloh and Other Stories
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • English
  • 17 March 2017
  • 0375758437