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The Resource Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : stories, Christine Sneed

Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : stories, Christine Sneed

Label
Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : stories
Title
Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Christine Sneed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The ten stories in this striking debut collection examine the perils of love and what it means to live during an era when people will offer themselves, almost unthinkingly, to strangers. Risks and repercussions are never fully weighed. People leap and almost always land on rocky ground. May-December romances flourish in these stories, as do self-doubt and, in many cases, serious regret. Mysterious, dangerous benefactors, dead and living artists, movie stars and college professors, plagiarists, and distinguished foreign novelists are among the many different characters. No one is blameless, but villains are difficult to single out--everyone seemingly bears responsibility for his or her desires and for the outcome of difficult choices so often made hopefully and naively
  • "If this Story collection crackles with the energy of youth, it also feels written by a cool-eyed soul reincarnated at least three times ... By turns funny and pitiless, these tales amount to a vision. The book's voice is unforced in its ready wit, detached compassion. There is an admirable candor. Each character's sexuality seems the natural ourcome of a life fully risked."--Allan Gurganus, contest judge and author of The Practical Heart and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All --Book Jacket
Awards note
"This book is the winner of the 2009 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction"--Title page verso
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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1971-
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Sneed, Christine
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION
  • Short stories, American
Label
Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : stories, Christine Sneed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760451
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A million dollars
  • Walled city
  • Quality of life
  • Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry
  • Twelve + twelve
  • You're so different
  • By the way
  • Alex Rice Inc.
  • Interview with the second wife
  • For once in your life
Control code
ocn794700501
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760451
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700501
Label
Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : stories, Christine Sneed
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760451
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A million dollars
  • Walled city
  • Quality of life
  • Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry
  • Twelve + twelve
  • You're so different
  • By the way
  • Alex Rice Inc.
  • Interview with the second wife
  • For once in your life
Control code
ocn794700501
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 154 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760451
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700501

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