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Awards

Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.

Review:

"Twelve deeply felt stories about an extraordinarily various group of black Americans. Mr. McPherson is one of those rare writers who can tell a story describe shadings of character, and make sociological observations with equal subtlety."The New Yorker

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"Artful and highly serious." Newsweek

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About the Author

James Alan McPherson is the author of Hue and Cry, Railroad, and Elbow Room, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous periodicals — including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsday, Plough-shares, The Iowa Review, and Double-Take — and anthologies such as volumes of The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, and O. Henry Prize Stories. McPherson has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Prize Fellows Award. He is currently a professor of English at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in Iowa City.

Table of Contents

Why I like country music — The story of the dead man — The silver bullet — The faithful — Problems of art — The story of the scar — I am an American — Widows and orphans — A loaf of bread — Just enough for the city — A sense of story — Elbow room.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449213575
Author:
McPherson, James Alan
Publisher:
Fawcett
Author:
James
Author:
McPherson, Alan
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Afro-americans in literature
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Working class -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
fiction;short stories;pulitzer;pulitzer prize
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
90-172
Publication Date:
19861012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.84x4.22x.80 in. .30 lbs.

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