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The Resource The stories of Frederick Busch, edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout

The stories of Frederick Busch, edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout

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The stories of Frederick Busch
Title
The stories of Frederick Busch
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children. In "Ralph the Duck," a security guard struggles to hang on to his marriage. In "Name the Name," a traveling teacher attends to students outside the school, including his own son, locked in a country jail. In Busch's work, we are reminded that we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors or in the mind of another. In the words of Raymond Carver, "With astonishing felicity of detail, Busch presents us with a world where real things are at stake--and sometimes, as in the real world, everything is risked." From his first volume, Hardwater Country (1974), to his most recent, Rescue Missions (2006), this volume selects thirty stories from an "American master" (Dan Cryer, Newsday), showcasing a body of work that is sure to shape American fiction for generations to come
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-2006
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Busch, Frederick
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U814
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Strout, Elizabeth
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Short stories, American
Label
The stories of Frederick Busch, edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardwater country (1974, 1979). Widow water -- The lesson of the Hôtel Lotti -- Family circle -- What you might as well call love -- Too late American boyhood blues (1984). The settlement of Mars -- Rise and fall -- Absent friends (1985). Ralph the Duck -- Orbits -- Naked -- Dog song -- Reruns -- Name the name -- To the hoop -- The children in the woods (1994). Dream abuse -- The page -- Don't tell anyone (2000). Heads -- Bob's your uncle -- Joy of cooking -- The Ninth, in e minor -- Vespers -- Timberline -- Still the same old story -- Are we pleasing you tonight? -- The baby in the box -- Domicile -- Rescue missions (2006). Good to go -- The small salvation -- The bottom of the glass -- Metal fatigue -- Patrols
Control code
ocn829738427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 493 pages
Isbn
9780393239546
Lccn
2013041070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829738427
  • (Sirsi) a1718649
Label
The stories of Frederick Busch, edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardwater country (1974, 1979). Widow water -- The lesson of the Hôtel Lotti -- Family circle -- What you might as well call love -- Too late American boyhood blues (1984). The settlement of Mars -- Rise and fall -- Absent friends (1985). Ralph the Duck -- Orbits -- Naked -- Dog song -- Reruns -- Name the name -- To the hoop -- The children in the woods (1994). Dream abuse -- The page -- Don't tell anyone (2000). Heads -- Bob's your uncle -- Joy of cooking -- The Ninth, in e minor -- Vespers -- Timberline -- Still the same old story -- Are we pleasing you tonight? -- The baby in the box -- Domicile -- Rescue missions (2006). Good to go -- The small salvation -- The bottom of the glass -- Metal fatigue -- Patrols
Control code
ocn829738427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 493 pages
Isbn
9780393239546
Lccn
2013041070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829738427
  • (Sirsi) a1718649

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