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The Resource The children in the woods : new and selected stories, Frederick Busch

The children in the woods : new and selected stories, Frederick Busch

Label
The children in the woods : new and selected stories
Title
The children in the woods
Title remainder
new and selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Busch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recipient of the 1991 PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the short story, Frederick Busch confirms his achievement in this unsettling and affecting collection of new and selected stories. Like Hansel and Gretel, the characters in The Children in the Woods are concerned with survival; in the subtle playing out of this dark fairy tale, Busch makes palpable the themes of love, loss, alienation, and disillusionment. In "Critics," it is the hierarchy of familial
  • relationships that isolates an only child; in "The Settlement of Mars," a young boy's first recognition of the adult world is a frightening and disorienting experience; in "My Father, Cont.," a child fantasizes he will be abandoned by his bickering parents; and in "Folk Tales," a man's reappraisal of his life is catalyzed by the discovery of old correspondence in his mother's safe-deposit box after she dies. In all of these stories Busch is a master at exposing the
  • vulnerability that resonates in each of the characters. As Shelby Hearon proclaimed in the New York Times Book Review of Absent Friends, Busch's most recent collection, "These stories hit us where we live: alone." Busch's previous collections of stories and his highly acclaimed novels Closing Arguments and Long way from Home have established his reputation as a writer of powerful literary fiction. The distillation of twenty years of story collections by Frederick Busch,
  • The Children in the Woods is further testimony to the integrity and distinction of his work. Containing eight previously uncollected stories, The Children in the Woods is an opportunity for both old fans and those newly acquainted with his work to celebrate this remarkable writer
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Busch, Frederick
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The children in the woods : new and selected stories, Frederick Busch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bread -- Bring your friends to the zoo -- Is anyone left his time of year? -- A three-legged race -- The trouble with being food -- How the Indians come home -- Widow water -- The lesson of the Hotel Lotti -- My father, Cont. -- What you might as well call love -- The settlement of Mars -- Critics -- Stand, and be recognized -- Ralph the duck -- Dog song -- One more wave of fear -- The world began with Charlie Chan -- Extra extra large -- The wicked Stepmother -- Folk tales -- Dream abuse -- The page -- Berceuse
Control code
ocm28257646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780395647240
Lccn
93005008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28257646
  • (Sirsi) a432892
Label
The children in the woods : new and selected stories, Frederick Busch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bread -- Bring your friends to the zoo -- Is anyone left his time of year? -- A three-legged race -- The trouble with being food -- How the Indians come home -- Widow water -- The lesson of the Hotel Lotti -- My father, Cont. -- What you might as well call love -- The settlement of Mars -- Critics -- Stand, and be recognized -- Ralph the duck -- Dog song -- One more wave of fear -- The world began with Charlie Chan -- Extra extra large -- The wicked Stepmother -- Folk tales -- Dream abuse -- The page -- Berceuse
Control code
ocm28257646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780395647240
Lccn
93005008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28257646
  • (Sirsi) a432892

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