The Faces of Blood Kindred - A Novella and Ten Stories

Goyen, William

Editorial: Random House, Inc., 1960
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First edition. x, 174pp. Aqua half cloth, black half-cloth, white spine lettering and decorations, orange/red top-stain. Dust Jacket price 3.50. Book is unblemished and appears unread. The dust jacket has some minor (almost imperceptible) shelfwear o/w Fine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Signed copies of this book in this wonderful condition are scarce. Goyen's second collection of short stories. Goyen was the best author to write about the world of East Texas and he is undeservedly neglected. " Goyen created a region of memory that belongs purely to lower East Texas - the swamps and mists of the river area - and to some of its inhabitants." - A.C. Greene. Robert Phillips's lecture on Goyen is entitled "Texas's Least Popular, Most Wonderful Writer." "As a writer, Goyen strove to combine spiritual inquiry about the nature of man with the elements of humble daily life. His early childhood left his writings marked by the rhythms of rural speech, the Bible, and a sense of story.nearly all of Goyen's fiction is permeated with the atmosphere of the East Texas woods and small towns. His absorption with European writers did nothing to lessen the occupation with the details of the East Texas of his youth and the nuances of its speech. His writing has been an example to other writers who have sought to make use of the Texas past and has encouraged those whose art is not always appreciated in their native places." - Handbook of Texas. "In 'The House of Breath', his award-winning first novel, William Goyen wrote: 'Something in the world links faces and leaves and rivers and woods and wind together and makes of them a string of medallions with all our faces on them, worn forever round our necks, kin.' Here in ten stories and a novella, set for the most part in Texas, the medallions are linked, one by one, to the chain of memory - that unbreakable tie to the past forged by home and childhood, which either soothes, heals, or destroys the bearer. These are.unique portraits, etched with compassion instead of acid, which makes lustrous a chain of stories that reveal the wonder, mystery, humor, and tragic beauty of life, and make of it a constant if awesome celebration." - front flap. Savata, My Fair Sister; The Faces of Blood Kindred; Old Wildwood; The Moss Rose; The Armadillo Basket; Rhody's Path; A people of Grass; A Tale of Inheritance - A Novella; The Geranium; The Horse and the Day Moth; There Are Ravens to Feed Us. "William Goyen has always been the most mysterious of writers. He is poet, singer, musician as well as storyteller; he is a seer; a troubled visionary; a spiritual presence in a national literature largely deprived of the spiritual.All serious art celebrates mystery, perhaps, but Goyen's comes close to embodying it.The extraordinary cadences of the language exert a hypnotic power.A story by William Goyen is always immediately recognizable as a story by William Goyen." - Joyce Carol Oates. N° de ref. de la librería 009213

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Título: The Faces of Blood Kindred - A Novella and ...

Editorial: Random House, Inc.

Año de publicación: 1960

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Dust Jacket Design By Ismar David

Condición del libro:Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition

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