Best Read [Antonya Nelson] ✓ In the Land of Men: Stories || [Christian Book] PDF ✓


  • Title: In the Land of Men: Stories
  • Author: Antonya Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780684846866
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback

  • In this powerful collection of stories, Antonya Nelson portrays women whose lives have slipped loose from their moorings and the men who can t really anchor them Here we meet Roxanne, the tomboy who consistently chooses men who are not her equal the loving Marta, whose husband keeps a separate house where he retreats when married life overwhelms him and Bebe, a marriedIn this powerful collection of stories, Antonya Nelson portrays women whose lives have slipped loose from their moorings and the men who can t really anchor them Here we meet Roxanne, the tomboy who consistently chooses men who are not her equal the loving Marta, whose husband keeps a separate house where he retreats when married life overwhelms him and Bebe, a married mother of two teenagers who leaves it all behind when her lover comes on a motorcycle to claim her With painfully keen perception, Nelson creates stories that linger in the mind long after they are read, and which create a unique view of relations between the sexes in the small towns and big cities of America.
    Antonya Nelson
    Antonya Nelson is the author of nine books of fiction, including Nothing Right and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody s Girl, and Living to Tell Nelson s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper s, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories The O Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Grant, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and, recently, the United States Artists Simon Fellowship She is married to the writer Robert Boswell and lives in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas, where she holds the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.


    Commentaires:

    patty
    Edgier and darker than Alice Munro, more engaging than Joyce Carol Oates in the short story/novella context. For me it could be the age difference between the three authors with author Nelson closer to my own age/experience. This set of short stories by Antonya Nelson are my fave to dateill have a few more titles to enjoy.

    Deidre
    Antonya Nelson. In the Land of Men. New York: Scribner, 1992.She’s depressing. She’s thoughtful. She’s edgy. Okay, so the last one I read of hers wasn’t that great but this one is very, very good. It’s back to short story writing with connecting themes. I’d struggle to say that I like her characters because Nelson allows them to be uncomfortably human, with flaws that we don’t like admitting we have. Most of us tame that part of us – thank goodness. If we can’t tame those parts [...]

    Ann Douglas
    This collection of short stories had been languishing in my "to read" pile for at least three or four years until I picked it up on a whim a few days ago. Once that happened, every other book I had been reading was put on hold. This is the first book I've read by Antonya Nelson. if this is indicative of her writing, I've just discovered a new favourite author. Her stories are powerful and compelling, often from the very first line. Highly recommended.

    Jay
    This may be the second or third Antonya Nelson book of short stories on my shelf, and I like each one better. Antonya really gets to it. Before she is done with one idea or character or setting, she is already painting a new picture to deepen the meaning to her story. She has this talent to put one picture down after another so that as you read along you feel like you are going deeper into this kaleidescope of real life tragedy. In fact, in one of my favorites in this collection "The Happy Day", [...]

    Patricia
    I found her in The New Yorker and am curious about more of her work.

    Ann M
    Some very good stories here.

    Ken Titt
    Tender stories brilliantly penned with passion and grit.

    Nerissa
    Overall, this collection seemed a little unpolished but the author has a good ear for women in emotional transition and those characters were touching.

    Taylor
    Liked this so much I read two or three more of hers in relatively short succession.

    John Pappas
    Nelson does dislocation and loss well. When they take center stage, her male characters seem a bit wooden. Her female characters, however, are more dynamic and vital.

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