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Nebraska: Stories

Hansen, Ron

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ISBN 10: 0871132524 / ISBN 13: 9780871132529
Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Table of Contents (Omaha, NE, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo. 193 pp. General wear to covers. Author inscribed/signed on half-title page. DJ has a shart tear on the bottom corner, front cover. DJ is not price clipped. N° de ref. de la librería 036408

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Título: Nebraska: Stories

Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

The resonant diction and razor-sharp storytelling of Hansen's earlier books echo through Nebraska. These 11 gemlike tales range from the blue heart of the blizzard of 1888 to the sweltering jungles of war.

From Publishers Weekly:

In 11 precisely rendered stories, Hansen ( Desperadoes ) makes evident his breathtaking virtuosity. In "Wickedness," the blizzard of '88 can be seen as a central character whose presence changes the lives of myriad individuals, each of whom comes into focus for a moment; reading the story is like looking at a series of daguerreotypes. "The Sun So Hot I Froze to Death" is a highly original narrative in the voice of a vacationing executive who cannot finish writing a bizarre science-fiction story called "The Prisoner of Planet Dumb." In the title tale, Hansen evokes life in a small town in a series of exquisite, almost cinematic prose portraits of people, places and things. These short narratives are utterly clean and smooth; they click together like a collection of river-washed stones that are each remarkably different yet polished by the same hand. Classic though they may feel, these stories are neither dated nor phonily nostalgic. With its wit, originality and astonishing grace, Hansen's work belongs in the best tradition of truly American literature.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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