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My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061240386
ISBN10: 0061240389
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"When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler. A love story can never be about full possession. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name . . . .

It is perhaps only in reading a love story (or in writing one) that we can simultaneously partake of the ecstasy and agony of being in love without paying a crippling emotional price. I offer this book, then, as a cure for lovesickness and an antidote to adultery. Read these love stories in the safety of your single bed. Let everybody else suffer."—Jeffrey Eugenides, from the introduction to My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead

All proceeds from My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead will go directly to fund the free youth writing programs offered by 826 Chicago. 826 Chicago is part of the network of seven writing centers across the United States affiliated with 826 National, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Synopsis:

From classics such as Chekhov's The Lady with the Lapdog to such modern fare as Richard Ford's Fireworks, this anthology of great love stories captures the desire, obsession, power, and spirit of the emotion that drives and transforms lives.

About the Author

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to great acclaim in 1993 and was made into a film directed by Sofia Coppola. His second novel, Middlesex, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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cutie_sweets2002, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by cutie_sweets2002)
Definitly not what i was expecting, but still a good read. I was expecting stories on romantic love, but it is more a collection of stories on real love; as well as different types of love: love of a family, a first love, unhappy marriages, etc. It has a lot of depth and it was fun to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061240386
Subtitle:
Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro
Author:
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Author:
by Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.04x5.34x1.07 in. 1.06 lbs.

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