The Stories of Richard Bausch (Paperback)

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A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking, and riotously funny, the many voices of this definitive forty-two-story collection (seven of which appear here for the first time) defy expectation, attest to Bausch's remarkable range and versatility, and affirm his place alongside such acclaimed story writers as John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, and Grace Paley.

About the Author

Richard Bausch is the author of twelve novels, including In the Night Season, Hello to the Cannibals, and Before, During, After. He has also written eight collections of short stories, among them a Modern Library edition of selected stories, The Stories of Richard Bausch, and most recently, Something is Out There. In 2012, he won the prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story. Bausch teaches creative writing at Chapman University.

Praise For…

“Perfection … many deserve inclusion among the best American stories of the past 20 years.”
-Boston Globe

“Effortlessly engaging...that closing the book feels like pushing the door shut on some clamorous party.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Beautiful ... a delight to read.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

Grade: ‘A’ “Read just a few of these staggeringly literate and well-observed short fictions and you’ll soon realize that it’s not only God who dwells in the details.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“The book for which Bausch will be remembered....A fine, fat collection of 42 tales.”
-Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

“A memorable collection.”
-Boston Herald

“A master storyteller at his finest.”
-Charlotte Observer

“Bausch [is] a magical storyteller.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Bausch writes about things that matter.”
-Raleigh News & Observer

“A literary treasure.”
-Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Precision of thought, the philosophical framework of a true aesthetic, pervades these stories.”
-Village Voice

“Bausch draws the reader into lives that seem real. His characters look and sound like ... ourselves.”
-Seattle Times

“Richard Bausch is, simply, one of our greatest short story writers.”
-Andrea Barrett

“Richard Bausch is a master of the short story.”
-New York Times Book Review

“No writer has a finer insight into the delicate nuances of the human heart than Richard Bausch.”
-Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060956226
ISBN-10: 0060956224
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 13th, 2013
Pages: 674
Language: English