News from the World: Stories and Essays (Hardback)
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Short Description for News from the World A collection that traces the celebrated career of a grande dame of contemporary literature.
- Published: 13 May 2011
- Format: Hardback 216 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393081282 ISBN 10: 0393081281
- Sales rank: 935,765
Full description for News from the World
This complete gathering of Paula Fox's short works spans forty-five illustrious years of her career, from 1965 to 2010. There are perfectly turned stories (two of which "Grace" and "The Broad Estates of Death" won the O. Henry Prize) in which characters unexpectedly find themselves at a crossroads and struggle to connect with others. There is memoir a genre where Fox's honesty, grace, and perception set her apart in which Fox revisits childhood ideas about art and reality, life in New York in the 1960s, and her relationship with her husband's family. And there are essays pointed, funny, relentlessly persuasive pieces on such topics as censorship and the corruption of language. Enlivened by Fox's signature wit and electrified by her unsparing insights into human nature, News from the World is essential for Fox's loyal readers and perfect to introduce those who are meeting her for the first time.