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The Resource A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis

A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis

Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories
Title
A manual for cleaning women
Title remainder
selected stories
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis). "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions."--Paul Metcalf. A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"--
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Summary
Taking place in the American Southwest, an anthology of short stories, celebrating the author's trademark blend of humor and melancholy, finds miracles in everyday life and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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Provided by publisher
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10443727
Cataloging source
DLC
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Berlin, Lucia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Emerson, Stephen
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True
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  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
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selected stories
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Phantom pain
  • Tiger bites
  • Emergency room notebook, 1977
  • Temps perdu
  • Carpe diem
  • Toda luna, todo año
  • Good and bad
  • Melina
  • Friends
  • Unmanageable
  • Angel's laundromat
  • Electric car, El Paso
  • Sex appeal
  • Teenage punk
  • Step
  • Strays
  • Grief
  • Bluebonnets
  • La vie en rose
  • Macadam
  • Dear Conchi
  • Dr. H. A. Moynihan
  • Fool to cry
  • Mourning
  • Panteón de Dolores
  • So long
  • A love affair
  • Let me see you smile
  • Mama
  • Carmen
  • Silence
  • Mijito
  • Stars and saints
  • 502
  • Here it is Saturday
  • B.F. and me
  • Wait a minute
  • Homing
  • A manual for cleaning women
  • My jockey
  • El Tim
  • Point of view
  • Her first detox
Control code
ocn898433447
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374202392
Lccn
2014047119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898433447
Label
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Phantom pain
  • Tiger bites
  • Emergency room notebook, 1977
  • Temps perdu
  • Carpe diem
  • Toda luna, todo año
  • Good and bad
  • Melina
  • Friends
  • Unmanageable
  • Angel's laundromat
  • Electric car, El Paso
  • Sex appeal
  • Teenage punk
  • Step
  • Strays
  • Grief
  • Bluebonnets
  • La vie en rose
  • Macadam
  • Dear Conchi
  • Dr. H. A. Moynihan
  • Fool to cry
  • Mourning
  • Panteón de Dolores
  • So long
  • A love affair
  • Let me see you smile
  • Mama
  • Carmen
  • Silence
  • Mijito
  • Stars and saints
  • 502
  • Here it is Saturday
  • B.F. and me
  • Wait a minute
  • Homing
  • A manual for cleaning women
  • My jockey
  • El Tim
  • Point of view
  • Her first detox
Control code
ocn898433447
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780374202392
Lccn
2014047119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898433447

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