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The Resource The emerald light in the air : stories, Donald Antrim

The emerald light in the air : stories, Donald Antrim

Label
The emerald light in the air : stories
Title
The emerald light in the air
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Donald Antrim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--
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Summary
"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--
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10350917
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DLC
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Antrim, Donald
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N85
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The emerald light in the air : stories, Donald Antrim
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869263619
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780374280932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869263619
Label
The emerald light in the air : stories, Donald Antrim
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn869263619
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780374280932
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869263619

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