Binocular Vision

Binocular Vision

3.92 (2,160 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.92 (2,160 ratings by Goodreads)
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Edith Pearlman's Binocular Vision are the collected stories of an award-winning author who has been compared to Alice Munro, John Updike and even Chekhov

Tenderly, observantly, incisively, Edith Pearlman captures life on the page like few other writers. She is a master of the short story, and this is a spectacular collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 352g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908968508
  • 9781908968500
  • 113,960

Review Text

'This book is a spectacular literary revelation... With Binocular Vision a new fictional planet, richly populated and suffused with warm lucidity, comes into view.'

Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times

'Gold medal class ... seems beyond compare ... The traditional literary system has worked, though grievously slowly, in giving a genius of the short story her due. '

Mark Lawson, Guardian

'[Pearlman's stories are] meticulously made, miraculously precise, and so fully populated that you marvel one mind could invent so many distinct human beings from scratch. '

Sam Leith, Financial Times

'An unsung master.'

Megan Walsh, The Times
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Review quote

[Pearlman's stories are] meticulously made, miraculously precise, and so fully populated that you marvel one mind could invent so many distinct human beings from scratch. -- Sam Leith Financial Times This book is a spectacular literary revelation -- Peter Kemp The Sunday Times An unsung master -- Megan Walsh The Times Her writing is intelligent, perceptive, funny, and quite beautiful... Maybe from now on everyone will know of Edith Pearlman. -- Roxana Robinson New York Times Book Review Among the best-kept secrets in US short fiction for decades... Make up for lost time now and catch up with Pearlman. -- Ben Felsenburg Metro Gold medal class ... seems beyond compare ... The traditional literary system has worked, though grievously slowly, in giving a genius of the short story her due. -- Mark Lawson Guardian The equal of Updike or Munro... This book will make your summer shine. -- Boyd Tonkin Independent These are stories to linger over. Daily Mail The literary discovery of 2013... lucid, witty, devastating... a masterclass on how to deliver literature's bittersweet blow in simply a few pages Sunday Telegraph No devotee of the short-story form will be unfamiliar with this quietly gifted American artist... She has written more great stories than one writer could expect, even during a 40-year career. Unfair? Life's like that -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times Edith Pearlman is the best short story writer in the world. A lot of people know that. More will -- Susan Hill The Times There remain a few dedicated practitioners of the short story, and Edith Pearlman is one to be cherished Wall Street Journal Edith Pearlman is a new literary It girl... a fortifying pleasure to read Financial Times One of America's great modern short-story writers Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Finalist
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About Edith Pearlman

Edith Pearlman, born in 1936, published her debut collection of stories in 1996, at age 60. In 2011, she won The National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for Binocular Vision. She has published over 250 works of short fiction in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and online publications. Her work has won three O. Henry Prizes, the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, and a Mary McCarthy Prize, among others. In 2011, Pearlman was also the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, which puts her in the ranks of luminaries like John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.
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Rating details

2,160 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (718)
4 36% (779)
3 22% (479)
2 7% (145)
1 2% (39)
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