The Summer He Didn't Die

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic


Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Jim Harrison's vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master of the novella. His latest highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses, and family, no matter how untraditional. In the title novella, The Summer He Didn't Die, Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan Indian, is trying to parent his two stepchildren and take care of his family's health on meager resources — it helps a bit that his charms are irresistible to the new dentist in town. Republican Wives is a wicked satire on the sexual neuroses of the right, the emptiness of a life lived for the status quo, and the irrational power of love that, when thwarted, can turn so easily into an urge to murder. And Tracking is a meditation on Harrison's fascination with place, telling his own familiar mythology through the places his life has seen and the intellectual loves he has known. With wit as sharp and prose as lush as any Harrison has yet written, The Summer He Didn't Die is a resonant, warm, and joyful ode to our journey on this earth.
Literary Collections

Jim Harrison

Author: Gregg Orr

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 331

View: 888

Jim Harrison, a literary maverick, is widely considered one of the great and iconic writers in contemporary American literature. This pioneering volume, an extensive and up-to-date illustrated guide to Harrison’s published works, is the first full-length catalog of a distinguished literary career spanning more than forty years. Longtime Harrison readers and collectors Gregg Orr and Beef Torrey have amassed a thorough list of the author’s wide-ranging work, annotated and arranged by genre to provide a full view of the breadth of Harrison’s accomplishment. This work contains more than sixteen hundred citations of writings by and about Harrison, including his fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, screenplays, criticism, and reviews; it also features photographs of his books, dust jackets, and broadsides. With a foreword by Harrison, penned especially for this seminal volume, and an introduction by writer and scholar Robert DeMott, this is the definitive bibliographical study of a major figure in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century American letters.
Literary Criticism


Author: James Philip Hall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 390

An anthology of literature realistically portraying women from varying times and cultures. Includes questions and activities.


Author: R. S. Gwynn

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications




View: 479

This compact anthology begins with an introduction to the short-story genre, then presents works by past and present masters, including Hawthorne, Poe, Maupassant, Chekhov, Wharton, Joyce, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, O'Connor, Lessing, Updike, Oates, Garcia Marquez, Cheever, Atwood, and Walker.

Chain of Miracles

Author: Tricia Kell

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises


Category: Religion

Page: 460

View: 962

A true story told by a woman who has received far more than her share of hard knocks. When most people would have thrown in the towel, she cried out to God. This a story of survuvung tragedy and coming back even stronger.

Donald O'Brien

Author: Sangamon State University. Oral History Office



Category: Illinois

Page: 180

View: 629



Author: Edward De Bono

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 173

What does it take to succeed in today's competitive world? How can you become successful? Edward de Bono talked to fifty men and women who have been outstandingly successful in their own field, including Jackie Stewart, Virginia Wade, Robert Maxwell, David Bailey, Chris Bonington, Mike Brearley, Terence Conran, Harold Evans, Hans Eysenck, Lord Forte, Heather Jenner, Verity Lambert, Mark McCormack, Peter Parker, John Ritblat, Lord Robens, Clive Sinclair and Huw Wheldon.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Shaping the Short Essay

Author: Ann M. Taylor

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

View: 599

Performing Arts

The Dancer and the Dance

Author: Merce Cunningham

Publisher: Marion Boyars


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

View: 187

Merce Cunningham not only discusses compositions but also reveals a great deal about his collaborations with modern masters such as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, Jasper Johns and Morris Graves. Merce Cunningham talks and explains with the same fluidity and expansiveness that is notable when he dances.
Israeli poetry (English)


Author: Karen Alkalay-Gut



Category: Israeli poetry (English)

Page: 64

View: 464

Language Arts & Disciplines

Responding to Literature

Author: Judith Dupras Stanford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1204

View: 231

This thematically arranged anthology incorporates poetry, drama, fiction, and the essay. Four introductory chapters illustrate ways of responding to and writing about literature, with numerous examples of student writing. Eight thematic chapters follow, with a balance of new and traditional voices, including less frequently anthologized selections from canonical writers as well as many works by women, minorities, and writers from other countries. A final chapter presents three poets for in-depth study: Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Literary Criticism

The Art of the Short Story

Author: Wendy Martin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1670

View: 945

An ... anthology suitable for both introduction to fiction and fiction writing courses, [this text] brings you ... short stories from classic to contemporary. To illustrate the evolution of this ... genre, the stories are arranged into four historical eras, with ... introductions to each era. From short story precursors, such as Aesop's fables and fairy tales, to ZZ Packer's twenty-first-century tales of ambiguity and alienation, these stories will guide readers toward [an] understanding of the genre. -Back cover.
Brothers and sisters

All the Living

Author: Claudia Mills

Publisher: Yearling


Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 114

View: 589

Ten-year-old Karla's absorption with thoughts of death blights her summer vacation until, on a fishing trip, she learns about heroism and life and death.