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The Stories Of Tobias Wolff

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This collection brings together stories from Hunters In the Snow and Back In the World, and features the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning short story, The Barrack Thief. Tobias Wolff is the author of In Pharoah's Army and This Boy's Life.
Paperback, 381 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing (first published April 8th 1990)
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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Literary stories of the slice-of-life variety. They seemed flawless to me, poised perfectly at the half-way point between poignancy and irony. Is this because I normally only read horror stories? I think they're genuinely very good, Wolff's stories.
Ryan Williams
Apr 03, 2015 Ryan Williams rated it really liked it
This volume is actually three books in one - the story collections Hunters in the Snow and Back in the World, and the novella The Barracks Thief. That it's excellent value for money goes without saying. Favourites include 'The Liar', 'The Rich Brother', and 'Smokers'.

There were a few slight-seeming pieces that I think didn't earned their place, however. These were 'Next Door' and 'Our Story Begins'.

Wolff has been labelled a 'dirty realist'. 'Great writer', surely, would be more apposite. His m
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Pixelina
Aug 17, 2012 Pixelina rated it really liked it
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I think it must have been more then 20 years since I bought this one from the sale rack at LundeQ bookstore in Uppsala. I was studying literature but sometimes the classics, the Homer and Vergil and Materlink and Schiller and Byrons just felt like too much. Too many expressions and I longed to sink into something ordinary. Something a bit like home even though the home here is mainly American suburbs I could still relate.

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Augstākās raudzes stāsti par lūzeriem, kuri dreifē cauri dzīvei, līdz ietriecas paši sava lūzerisma sienā.
Denidevine
Nov 09, 2009 Denidevine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read short stories but I really enjoy the writing of TW...
Bill
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just finished CLASS PICTURE...8/3/2010
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Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff is a writer of fiction and nonfiction.

He is best known for his short stories and his memoirs, although he has written two novels.

Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, where he has taught classes in English and creative writing since 1997. He also served as the director of the Creative Writ
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