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In the Country of the Young

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"An important and rewarding collection." -Houston Chronicle The short stories from In the Country of the Young feature characters... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

"An important and rewarding collection." -Houston Chronicle
The short stories from In the Country of the Young feature characters struggling to find hope and connection-or just escape-through art, work, and love. The title story, a moving account of an angst-ridden seventeen-year-old nearly overwhelmed by his family's aspirations for him, is a paean to the brief moment when the promise of youth and selfhood are untarnished by the disenchantments of life. In "Foxx Hunting," a widower travels to LA to find a porn actress, though the movie he saw her in was shot decades earlier. "Lunch with Gottlieb" captures a young man of ambition hunting for the legendary advertising genius Gottlieb, lost in the jungles of business lunch.
Garnering comparisons to the work of Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, the stories of In the Country of the Young are written with the rare empathy and skill of a short fiction master.



Autorentext

Daniel Stern (1928-2007) was an American novelist and scholar. Raised in New York City, he was an accomplished cellist and promising composer before he began his writing career. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art in New York, he earned positions with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Symphony and played with renowned jazz musician Charlie Parker. He also served as the vice president of major media companies including Warner Bros. and CBS. In addition to publishing nine novels and three collections of short fiction, Stern also served as the editor of Hampton Shorts. As an author, Stern is celebrated for his explorations of post-World War II Jewish-American life; his novels' formal experimentation; and, in the short-story genre, his innovation of the "twice-told tale." His writing won many awards throughout his career, including the International Prix du Souvenir from the Bergen Belsen Society and the French government; the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; two Pushcart Prizes; two O. Henry Awards; and the honor of publication in The Best American Short Stories. In addition to serving on the faculty of the University of Houston's creative writing program, he taught at Wesleyan, Pace, New York, and Harvard Universities.



Zusammenfassung
An important and rewarding collection. Houston ChronicleThe short stories from In the Country of the Young feature characters struggling to find hope and connectionor just escapethrough art, work, and love. The title story, a moving account of an angst-ridden seventeen-year-old nearly overwhelmed by his family's aspirations for him, is a paean to the brief moment when the promise of youth and selfhood are untarnished by the disenchantments of life. In Foxx Hunting, a widower travels to LA to find a porn actress, though the movie he saw her in was shot decades earlier. Lunch with Gottlieb captures a young man of ambition hunting for the legendary advertising genius Gottlieb, lost in the jungles of business lunch.Garnering comparisons to the work of Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, the stories of In the Country of the Young are written with the rare empathy and skill of a short fiction master.

Inhalt

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Lunch with Gottlieb
  • Apraxia
  • Foxx Hunting
  • Comfort
  • Imperato Placeless
  • Chaos
  • Messenger
  • The Exchange
  • Time Will Tell
  • The #63 Bus from the Gare de Lyon
  • In the Country of the Young
    • Part One: Prelude
    • Part Two: Andante Con Passione
    • Part Three: Allegro Molto
    • Part Four: Finale
    • Part Five: Coda
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

Produktinformationen

Titel: In the Country of the Young
Untertitel: Stories
Autor:
EAN: 9781480444140
ISBN: 978-1-4804-4414-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Open Road Integrated Media
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 212
Veröffentlichung: 24.09.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.3 MB