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Love Among the Greats and Other Stories

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Winner of the first annual Spokane Prize for Fiction, Love Among the Greats is a magnificent world tour of characters, tones, and fictional structures, all of them brought to life with a stunning restraint.
Paperback, 149 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Eastern Washington University Press
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Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
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The Book Description: Edith Pearlman's characters are children, old women, young men, rabbis, toy makers, lovers, invalids, immigrants, schmoozers, angels, and fools; all of them perfectly real and accessible, all of them drawn with a kind of comic quietude that only excellent writers can sustain.
The title story begins: “At the dinner following Michal's wedding to Bellamy they did the chair thing. It was a Jewish wedding, after all – as Jewish as a wedding could be when the
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Rachel
Ben described this edition's design as "piss-poor," and I agree. The wrong format for commas and single quotes, two lines on the last page of the book, a grainy low-res cover, and several embarrassing typos. The writing itself is fine, I'd say not as entertaining as Vaquita on the whole, or maybe I'm just getting used to Pearlman's style.
Dee
This is a collection of short stories by Edith Pearlman, a nice little book.
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Edith Pearlman, born in 1936, published her debut collection of stories in 1996, at age 60. Last year, 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 ...more
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