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"The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel"

♥ Book Title : The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2007-09-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780743291637
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0743291638
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A complete collection of short works offers insight into the progression of the writer's work throughout a thirty-year period and features, among other tales, the complete texts of At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. Reprint. 25,000 first printing."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"New Stories from the South 2010"

♥ Book Title : New Stories from the South 2010
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2010-08-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781616200237
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1616200235
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Over the past twenty-five years, New Stories from the South has published the work of now well-known writers, including James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus, Barbara Kingsolver, John Sayles, Joshua Ferris, and Abraham Verghese and nurtured the talents of many others, including Larry Brown, Jill McCorkle, Brock Clarke, Lee Smith, and Daniel Wallace. This twenty-fifth volume reachs out beyond the South to one of the most acclaimed short story writers of our day. Guest editor Amy Hempel admits, “I’ve always had an affinity for writers from the South,” and in her choices, she’s identified the most inventive, heartbreaking, and chilling stories being written by Southerners all across the country. From the famous (Rick Bass, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Spencer, Wells Tower, Padgett Powell, Dorothy Allison, Brad Watson) to the finest new talents, Amy Hempel has selected twenty-five of the best, most arresting stories of the past year. The 2010 collection is proof of the enduring vitality of the short form and the vigor of this ever-changing yet time-honored series."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Des raisons de vivre"

♥ Book Title : Des raisons de vivre
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2016-09-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 2366242255
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9782366242256
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Premier recueil de Amy Hempel, publié en 1985 aux Etats-Unis, «Des raisons de vivre» consacra immédiatemment l'auteure comme l'une des plus remarquables et singulières novellistes américaines."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Aux portes du royaume animal"

♥ Book Title : Aux portes du royaume animal
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 1991
◊ Info ISBN Link : 2260008216
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9782260008217
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "J'ai aimé l'écriture d'Amy Hempel à peine avant d'être amoureux de son image. Elle figurait, sur une photo noir et blanc, une jeune femme dans sa trentaine séduisante, et, bien que je fusse ému par sa beauté, je ressentis immédiatement une curiosité supplémentaire pour la part de mystère qu'enfermait son visage. Plus tard, en fréquentant davantage ses textes, j'arrivai à mieux percer sa duplicité. Son art de " mentir ", de cette voix tremblée tout entière au service d'une faille secrète, atteint à un paroxysme si " fragile ", et à une si miraculeuse exactitude d'observation, qu'il arrive à renforcer la personnalité des personnages - presque toujours des femmes. Sous l'effet d'une captivante macrophotographie des moeurs, elles retrouvent une partie de leur souffle, de leur espoir en un futur chancelant, une sorte d'énergie temporaire qui peut passer pour un tremplin vers une nouvelle existence. Amy Hempel coud ses récits avec une aiguille extra-fine. Elle déploie une minutie de migraineuse. Avec des inflexions d'une subtile étrangeté, elle travaille sur des sujets de porcelaine. Je me réjouis de voir les lecteurs français découvrir son style compact, allusif, et ce " non-dit " cruel où la part de comédie le dispute à la peur de se dissoudre."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Tumble Home"

♥ Book Title : Tumble Home
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 1998-05-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781439105122
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 143910512X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Critically acclaimed master of the short story Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home is narrated by people with skewed visions of home. Not exactly crazy, they become obsessed and irrational as their inner logic leads them astray. In the title novella, a woman living in a psychiatric halfway house writes to a man she has met only once. Proceeding in brief vignettes that link and illuminate, she recounts her peculiar life with the other patients. The accretions of anecdote lead deeper and deeper into the psyche and history of the narrator, gradually revealing the reason for her urgent letter."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Reasons to Live"

♥ Book Title : Reasons to Live
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 1995-07-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780060976729
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0060976721
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Hempel's now-classic collection of short fiction is peopled by complex characters who have discovered that their safety nets are not dependable and who must now learn to balance on the threads of wit, irony, and spirit."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"The Dog of the Marriage"

♥ Book Title : The Dog of the Marriage
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2010-06-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1451604009
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781451604009
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Amy Hempel's compassion, intensity, and illuminating observations have made her one of the most distinctive and admired modern writers. In three stunning books of stories, she has established a voice as unique and recognizable as the photographs of Cindy Sherman or the brushstrokes of Robert Motherwell. The Dog of the Marriage, Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life. In "Offertory," a modern-day Scheherazade entertains and manipulates her lover with stories of her sexual encounters with a married couple as a very young woman. In "Reference # 388475848-5," a letter contesting a parking ticket becomes a beautiful and unnerving statement of faith. In "Jesus Is Waiting," a woman driving to New York sends a series of cryptically honest postcards to an old lover. And the title story is a heartbreaking tale about the objects and animals and unmired desires that are left behind after death or divorce. These nine stories teem with wisdom, emotion, and surprising wit. Hempel explores the intricate psychology of people falling in and out of love, trying to locate something or someone elusive or lost. Her sentences are as lean, original, and startling as any in contemporary fiction."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Ragioni per vivere"

♥ Book Title : Ragioni per vivere
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2012-05-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9788852025631
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 8852025634
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☯ Full Synopsis : "I personaggi della Hempel, feriti, irrequieti, tragici, non si lasciano distruggere da avvenimenti imprevisti, da errori e scelte sbagliate. Hanno imparato a contare su piccoli trionfi quotidiani di umorismo e ironia per trasformare le cicatrici in ragioni per continuare a vivere; e ad attingere alla riserva di forza dell'animo femminile, fatta di sincerità, capacità di emozione e di relazione."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"At the gates of the animal kingdom"

♥ Book Title : At the gates of the animal kingdom
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 1990
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015021869915
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection of 16 poignant stories about the rogue stresses that threaten the stability of modern women, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom presents tales that are witty, absurd, and beautiful, about coming together, making do, and learning to live with the scars of life. "...One of the great delights of these stories is that they approach the usual cliches of real life and fiction at an unexpectedly oblique angle. And they do so with surprising emotional force".--The Wall Street Journal."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Minimalism and the Short Story--Raymond Carver, Amy Hempel, and Mary Robison"

♥ Book Title : Minimalism and the Short Story--Raymond Carver, Amy Hempel, and Mary Robison
♣ Name Author : Cynthia Whitney Hallett
∞ Launching : 1999-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0773479368
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780773479364
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Addresses minimalism as demonstrating a parallel poetic to that of the short story, and analyzes many works of short fiction by Raymond Carver, Amy Hempel and Mary Robison which reflect this relationship. This book traces the evolution of literary minimalism as a by-product of the short story."Article| Cynthia Whitney Hallett| Statement ..."

"A Study Guide for Amy Hempel's "In the Cemetary Where Al Jolson Is Buried""

♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Amy Hempel's "In the Cemetary Where Al Jolson Is Buried"
♣ Name Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
∞ Launching : 2016-07-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781410349507
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1410349500
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♮ News id : 746sDAAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide for Amy Hempel's "In the Cemetary Where Al Jolson Is Buried," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."

"Pit Bull"

♥ Book Title : Pit Bull
♣ Name Author : Martin Schwartz, Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2009-10-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780061844638
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0061844632
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Welcome to the world of Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz, Champion Trader--the man whose nerves of steel and killer instinct in the canyons of Wall Street earned him the well-deserved name "Pit Bull." This is the true story of how Schwartz became the best of the best, of the people and places he discovered along the way and of the trader’s tricks and techniques he used to make his millions."Article| Martin Schwartz, Amy Hempel| Statement ..."

"Die Ernte"

♥ Book Title : Die Ernte
♣ Name Author : Amy Hempel
∞ Launching : 2013-09-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783939557760
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3939557765
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Amy Hempel ist in Deutschland eine der großen unentdeckten Stimmen der amerikanischen Literatur. Die vier schmalen Bändchen, die sie in den letzten 30 Jahren veröffentlicht hat, sind in den USA und anderen Ländern Europas bereits moderne Klassiker. Die minimalistischen Geschichten von Amy Hempel sind Kleinode, in die man hineingeworfen wird, um verändert wieder aufzutauchen. Sie sind scharfsichtige Portraits scheinbarer Nichtigkeiten. Die immer wiederkehrenden Motive sind zugleich die Grundthemen Amy Hempels: der Tod, als beständiger Begleiter, die omnipräsente Angst vor menschlichen Bindungen, der unsichere Grund, auf dem sich die Figuren bewegen, Schlammlöcher und Erdbeben, das Auftreten von Einzelgängern, die zu empfindsam sind, um das Wanken der Welt nicht zu bemerken. Diese Geschichten entfalten ihren Sog im ersten Satz, sie sind unheimlich, verstörend, immer originell und jede tritt eine Lawine los, die sich wie eine unbezahlte Rechnung im Kopf des Lesers festsetzt."Article| Amy Hempel| Statement ..."