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- DescriptionThese 15 stories by the author of Picturing Will garnered universal critical acclaim upon their first publication; today they seem even more powerful, and are read and studied as classics of the short story form. Spare and elegant, yet charged with feeling, they are masterly portraits of improvised lives.
- Author BiographyBorn in 1947, Ann Beattie grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., attended college at American University, and went on to do graduate work in English literature at the University of Connecticut. She began writing stories out of frustration with her doctoral work. After rejecting twenty-two submissions, <i>The New Yorker</i> published Beattie's A Platonic Relationship in 1974, and Beattie became a regular contributor to the magazine. Her first collection of stories, <b>Distortions</b>, and her first novel, <b>Chilly Scenes of Winter</b>, appeared simultaneously in 1976 and initiated a long-standing critical debate as to whether Beattie's greater strength is in the story or the novel. All critics agree, however, on the uniqueness of her style and her uncanny ability to expose certain truths about contemporary life, particularly as it lived by those of her own generation and social class. She lives in Maine and Key West with her husband, the painter Lincoln Perry.
- Author(s)Ann Beattie
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/12/1991
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight268 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine19 mm
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