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This complete gathering of Paula Fox's short works spans forty-five illustrious years of her career, from 1965 to 2010. There are perfectly turned stories (two of which Grace and The Broad Estates of Death won the O. Henry Prize) in which characters unexpectedly find themselves at a crossroads and struggle to connect with others. There is memoir a genre where Fox's honesty, grace, and perception set her apart in which Fox revisits childhood ideas about art and reality, life in New York in the 1960s, and her relationship with her husband's family. And there are essays pointed, funny, relentlessly persuasive pieces on such topics as censorship and the corruption of language. Enlivened by Fox's signature wit and electrified by her unsparing insights into human nature, News from the World is essential for Fox's loyal readers and perfect to introduce those who are meeting her for the first time.

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"Not only can Fox see, she can hear, she can feel."--Zadie Smith, Harper's

Synopsis:

This gathering of Paula Fox's short work spans her illustrious career, from 1965 to the present including perfectly turned stories; pointed, engaging essays; and raw yet eloquent memoir.

About the Author

Paula Fox is the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, A Servant's Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393342345
Author:
Fox, Paula
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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