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    Heart Songs (The Sage Library of Methods in Social and Personality Psychology) (Paperback) By (author) Annie Proulx

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    DescriptionA highly acclaimed collection of short stories set in the great outdoors of New England, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Shipping News' and 'Brokeback Mountain'. Just outside town, beyond the drugstore and the diner, there's another world - a wilderness - waiting to be explored. On the high, wooded hillsides there are deer to be stalked; far upriver there are quiet pools of trout, and grouse to be shot and traplines to be laid for fur. In the far-flung settlements of New England, life revolves around hunting. Whether they are yuppies from the town who think that country life is improving or natives who know all too well that it isn't, the men and women of these stories are all hunting for something better - though getting by at all is hard enough. These are men and women who live, love and lose; men and women who fall apart and who pick up the pieces, who dream useless dreams and go on dreaming whatever the disappointments. Tough and tender and irresistibly humorous, this unforgettable book takes its reader on a trail through the great outdoors to the innermost places of the heart.


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    Title
    Heart Songs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Proulx
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857024043
    ISBN 10: 1857024044
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    DC20: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC029000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    01 March 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Annie Proulx published her first novel 'Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. 'The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, 'Accordion Crimes', was published in 1996. She is also the author of three short-story collections, 'Heart Songs' (1994), 'Close Range' (1999) and 'Bad Dirt' (2004). 'Brokeback Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2005. 'Fine Just the Way It Is', her third collection of Wyoming short stories, was published in 2008.
    Review quote
    'Proulx is at home in natural surroundings; her gift for description is both taut and unlavish and she shows the true countryman's respect for hunter and hunted alike. Her people are alive; the domestic detail as sharply defined as in a Dutch genre painting.' Evening Standard 'The distinguishing ingredient that makes Proulx such a tonic is her passion for language...Her descriptive skill is both intriguing and economical.' Independent on Sunday 'Proulx's descriptive power is such that when you're not laughing or cringing, you're gasping with envy.' Independent 'Proulx's prose is monumental.' Observer 'America's most impressive new novelist...matchlessly capturing the rewards and rigours of life in the rural remoteness of America's far north-east, the stories in "Heart Songs" focus on characters almost elementally close to harsh landscapes and hard ways of life.' Sunday Times
    Table of contents
    Introduction Core Principles, Best Practices and an Overview of Scale Construction Response Formats and Item Writing Evaluating Psychometric Properties Dimensionality and Reliability Evaluating Psychometric Properties Validity Threats to Psychometric Quality Difference Scores Confirmatory Factor Analysis Generalizability Theory Item Response Theory