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- DescriptionWinner of the National Book Award for her short story collection Victory Over Japan, Ellen Gilchrist has entertained audiences with her vivid fictional portraits of strong women, eccentric lives, and the difficulties of love and life. Kwn both for her short fiction and her vels, Gilchrist has been awarded several hors throughout her career, and her work continues to receive both critical and popular acclaim. This book examines her fiction, book by book, and offers an appreciation of her craft through a careful analysis of the stories themselves, their critical reception, and their lasting effect on the reader. Hooper offers the first complete evaluation of Gilchrist's entire fiction oeuvre. Author of such works as In the Land of Dreamy Dreams, The Annunciation , Go Hunting with My Daddy, and several other vels and collections of short stories, Ellen Gilchrist has transcended the bounds of Southern writing, appealing to audiences in all corners of the nation. Here, Hooper celebrates her fiction, focusing on the strong, feisty female characters that populate her works, exerting their will and independence regardless of traditional restraints on their activities. In addition, he pays special attention to her strengths and weaknesses as both a short fiction writer and a velist, arguing that while her vels may entertain, her lasting contribution to American letters can more easily be found in her short fiction.
- Author BiographyBrad Hooper is Adult Books Editor for Booklist Magazine. He has published several short stories, essays, and reviews in various pubications, and he is the author of The Short Story Readers' Advisory: A Guide to the Best.
- Author(s)Brad Hooper
- Date of Publication30/03/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight553 g
- Width169 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine18 mm
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