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Awards

2011 Pen/Faulkner Award Winner

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“One of Americas finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle    “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London)    “Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us.” —The New York Times    “Exhilarating.”—Harpers Magazine    “Outstanding.”—Christian Science Monitor    “Eisenberg simply writes like no one else.”—Elle    “Eisenbergs stories possess all the steely beauty of a knife wrapped in velvet.”—The Boston Globe    “Dazzling.”—Time Out New York    “Magic.”—Newsweek    “Comic, elegant and pitch perfect.”—Vanity Fair    “One of the great fiction writers living in America today.”—The Dallas Morning News    “There arent many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenbergs best stories.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing “exquisitely distilled stories” which “present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life” to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997) and her most recent collection-Twilight of the Superheroes (2006).

Synopsis:

From one of America's finest writers ("San Francisco Chronicle") comes this volume that brings together "Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis," and Eisenberg's most recent collection, "Twilight of the Superheroes."

Synopsis:

A collection of the famed UK novelist Margaret Drabble's complete short stories.

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Margaret Drabbles novels have illuminated the past fifty years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of character and place, her wide-ranging curiosity, her sense of irony—all are on display here, in stories that explore marriage, female friendships, the English tourist abroad, love affairs with houses, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural TV programs; in stories that are perceptive, sharp, and funny. An introduction by the Spanish academic José Fernández places the stories in the context of her life and her novels. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

Synopsis:

“One of Americas finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle    “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London)    “Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us.” —The New York Times    “Exhilarating.”—Harpers Magazine    “Outstanding.”—Christian Science Monitor    “Eisenberg simply writes like no one else.”—Elle    “Eisenbergs stories possess all the steely beauty of a knife wrapped in velvet.”—The Boston Globe    “Dazzling.”—Time Out New York    “Magic.”—Newsweek    “Comic, elegant and pitch perfect.”—Vanity Fair    “One of the great fiction writers living in America today.”—The Dallas Morning News    “There arent many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenbergs best stories.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing “exquisitely distilled stories” which “present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life” to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997) and her most recent collection-Twilight of the Superheroes (2006).

About the Author

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of stories. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, a Whiting Writers Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has taught at the University of Virginia since 1994, where she is currently a professor of creative writing.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction ix

Note on the Present Edition xxi

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1

Hassan’s Tower 7

A Voyage to Cythera 23

Faithful Lovers 41

A Pyrrhic Victory 53

Crossing the Alps 63

The Gifts of War 85

A Success Story 103

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman 115

Homework 141

The Merry Widow 151

The Dower House at Kellynch:

A Somerset Romance 169

The Caves of God 193

Stepping Westward:

A Topographical Tale 207

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sturtell, August 30, 2012 (view all comments by sturtell)
Deborah Eisenberg is one of my favorite writers--she deserves every prize she's ever won. On a side note--am I the only person who's noticed that the book description names Margaret Drabble instead of Eisenberg? It's as if the writer had no idea who wrote these magical stories.
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rcmark, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by rcmark)
I think this was the best book of 2010.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312429898
Author:
Eisenberg, Deborah
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Fernandez, Jose Francisco
Author:
Drabble, Margaret
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
short stories;love;peace;culture;friendship;travel;women;marriage;British fictio
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 256 pages Picador USA - English 9780312429898 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From one of America's finest writers ("San Francisco Chronicle") comes this volume that brings together "Transactions in a Foreign Currency, Under the 82nd Airborne, All Around Atlantis," and Eisenberg's most recent collection, "Twilight of the Superheroes."
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of the famed UK novelist Margaret Drabble's complete short stories.
"Synopsis" by ,

Margaret Drabbles novels have illuminated the past fifty years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of character and place, her wide-ranging curiosity, her sense of irony—all are on display here, in stories that explore marriage, female friendships, the English tourist abroad, love affairs with houses, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural TV programs; in stories that are perceptive, sharp, and funny. An introduction by the Spanish academic José Fernández places the stories in the context of her life and her novels. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

"Synopsis" by ,

“One of Americas finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle    “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London)    “Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us.” —The New York Times    “Exhilarating.”—Harpers Magazine    “Outstanding.”—Christian Science Monitor    “Eisenberg simply writes like no one else.”—Elle    “Eisenbergs stories possess all the steely beauty of a knife wrapped in velvet.”—The Boston Globe    “Dazzling.”—Time Out New York    “Magic.”—Newsweek    “Comic, elegant and pitch perfect.”—Vanity Fair    “One of the great fiction writers living in America today.”—The Dallas Morning News    “There arent many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenbergs best stories.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Since 1986 with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing “exquisitely distilled stories” which “present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life” to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997) and her most recent collection-Twilight of the Superheroes (2006).

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