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A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 9780802193896
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain is Robert Olen Butler’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of lyrical and poignant stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its enduring impact on the Vietnamese. Written in a soaring prose, Butler’s haunting and powerful stories blend Vietnamese folklore and contemporary American realities, creating a vibrant panorama that is epic in its scope. This new edition includes two previously uncollected stories—“Missing” and “Salem”—that brilliantly complete the collection’s narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam to explore the experiences of a former Vietcong soldier and an American MIA.

The Contemporary American Short Story Cycle

Author : James Nagel
ISBN : 0807129615
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Had A Good Time

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 9781555846206
Genre : Fiction
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For many years Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has collected picture postcards from the early twentieth century-not so much for the pictures on the fronts but for the messages written on the backs, little bits of the captured souls of people long since passed away. Using these brief messages of real people from another age, Butler creates fully imagined stories that speak to the universal human condition. In "Up by Heart," a Tennessee miner is called upon to become a preacher, and then asked to complete an altogether more sinister task. In "The Ironworkers' Hayride," a young man named Milton embarks on a romantic adventure with a girl with a wooden leg. From the deeply moving "Carl and I," where a young wife writes a postcard in reply to a card from her husband who is dying of tuberculosis, to the eerily familiar "The One in White," where a newspaper reporter covers an incident of American military adventurism in a foreign land, these are intimate and fascinating glimpses into the lives of ordinary people in an extraordinary age.

A Study Guide For Robert Olen Butler S Good Scent From A Strange Mountain

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410347077
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Robert Olen Butler's "Good Scent from a Strange Mountain," 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.

The Alleys Of Eden

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 0099437163
Genre : Americans
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The tragic story of an army deserter and his Vietnamese girlfriend whose only sanctuary is a small back room in Saigon -- the first novel from the author of the 1993 Pulitzer-Prize winner of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.

The Postmodern Short Story

Author : Farhat Iftekharuddin
ISBN : 0313323755
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Demonstrates how postmodernism has affected stylistic and thematic characteristics of the short story genre.

From Where You Dream

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 9781555846190
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University — his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing that fiction is the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of a literary master, From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.

Intercourse

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 0811863573
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a revealing look at what goes through a person's mind during sex as he captures the innermost thoughts of such couples as Bonnie and Clyde, Adam and Eve, and Richard Milhous Nixon a

Hell

Author : Robert Olen Butler
ISBN : 0802145094
Genre : Fiction
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The new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" is set in the underworld. Its main character, Hatcher McCord, is an evening-news presenter who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune.

Reply All

Author : Robin Hemley
ISBN : 9780253001863
Genre : Fiction
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A “touching and funny” story collection full of “sympathetic characters who are deeply flawed but just as deeply human”(Booklist). Reply All, the third volume of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley, takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception. A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics that appear in front of his cave every day; a translator tricks Magellan by falsely translating a local chief’s words of welcome; an apple salesman a long way from home thinks he’s fallen in love; a search committee believes in its own righteous nobility when it hires a minority writer; a cheating couple broadcasts a not-so-secret affair to an entire listserv; a talk show host interviews the dead and hopes to learn their secrets. Humans fool themselves in infinite ways, and these stories illustrate this sad fact in excruciating detail, knowing commiseration, and blushing recognition. “Laugh-out-loud funny and achingly sad and deeply in touch with the profound humanity underneath the increasingly bizarre surface of our culture.” —Robert Olen Butler, author of Good Scent from a Strange Mountai

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