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Edward Hopper and the American Imagination
Edward Hopper (Artist)
0393038149
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
A remarkable collection of Edward Hopper's most important paintings and original stories and poems by prominent contemporary writers. This volume includes fifty-nine of Hopper's most important works in full color, as well as original works by thirteen renowned fiction writers and poets that pay homage to, or make reference to, the ways in which Hopper pictured our world. The contributors include Paul Auster, Anne Beattie, Tess Gallagher, Thom Gunn, John Hollander, William Kennedy, Galway Kinnell, Ann Lauterbach, Norman Mailer, Leonard Michaels, Walter Mosley, Grace Paley, and James Salter. Also featured is an essay by art historian Dr. Gail Levin. Hopper's themes of alienation and loneliness, empty cityscapes and countrysides, the stark light of Cape Cod, silent hills and housesall have been indelibly imprinted on our...


Life Support
Tess Gerritsen
0743532899
November 2003
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Former romance author and medical doctor Tess Gerritsen is writing in a new genre: medical suspense. Advertised as her "first novel," Harvest jumped onto the New York Times bestseller list and thus legions of new fans were introduced to the work of this talented author. Gerritsen's second thriller, Life Support, is as moving as any of her romances. Dr. Toby Harper works the night shift in an emergency room. More comfortable with the steady horror and tedium of emergency care than with a normal lifestyle, Toby alienates herself socially from her peers and from her sister. She spends her daytime hours alone with her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. When elderly Alzheimer's patients from the same retirement home start dying mysteriously, Toby is the only one suspicious enough to...


Soul Barnacles
Tess Gallagher
0472111051
December 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Before writer Raymond Carver swore off alcohol forever, a friend of his called him "the most unhappy man I'd ever met," and even the author himself spoke of that period as "the Bad Raymond days." Between October 1976 and January 1977, Carver was hospitalized four times for acute alcoholism, but, on June 2, 1977, he stopped drinking and fewer than six months later met fellow writer Gallagher, who became his soulmate until his death in 1988 at age 50. Gallagher dealt with her ragged grief at Carver's passing in the poetry collection Moon Crossing Bridge; and this new book takes a more distanced view of their relationship. The journal entries, letters, forewords to books, interviews, and essays gathered here don't pretend to afford a systematic view of their life together, but individual pieces result in a more...


Soul Barnacles
Tess Gallagher
0472089129
Jan 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Before writer Raymond Carver swore off alcohol forever, a friend of his called him "the most unhappy man I'd ever met," and even the author himself spoke of that period as "the Bad Raymond days." Between October 1976 and January 1977, Carver was hospitalized four times for acute alcoholism, but, on June 2, 1977, he stopped drinking and fewer than six months later met fellow writer Gallagher, who became his soulmate until his death in 1988 at age 50. Gallagher dealt with her ragged grief at Carver's passing in the poetry collection Moon Crossing Bridge; and this new book takes a more distanced view of their relationship. The journal entries, letters, forewords to books, interviews, and essays gathered here don't pretend to afford a systematic view of their life together, but individual pieces result in a more...


A Concert of Tenses
Tess Gallagher
0472063707
January 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Gallagher writes of contemporary poets and of the influences on her poetry


Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver
Bob Adelman (Photographer)
0641577907

Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher When Raymond Carver died in August of 1988, all too early at 50, he left behind a remarkable legacy - eleven books of short stories and poems - that clearly establishes him as one of the finest of American writers. Carver Country presents the stark but human reality of one man's world, a man who was generous in his spirit and in his gifts, and who rose above his beginnings - but Raymond Carver never left his native ground or gave up his love for its terrain and its people. Raymond Carver's gritty texts, including his poems, short stories and unpublished letters, combined with Bob Adelman's photographs of Carver's people and haunts, re-create the world of this major writer, bringing to life the bleak, blue-collar towns, people, and places that became the inspiration for much of his work. Includes 113...


Instructions on the Double
Tess Gallagher
0887482023
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Pleased to See Me: 69 Very Sexy Poems
Neil Astley (Editor)
1852246146
February 2003
Paperback
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Call if You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose
Raymond Carver
0375726284
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
This varied collection of fiction and prose from the late, great Raymond Carver comes, once again, with an introduction by his widow, Tess Gallagher. The posthumous Carver industry, as overseen by Gallagher, rivals only that of Sylvia Plath for its thoroughness. Perhaps it's no coincidence: both were singular, contagiously influential writers who died too early. But Plath died famously miserable, while Carver died famously happy, having conquered alcohol, loneliness, and obscurity--having conquered, indeed, everything but his own disobedient cancerous cells.

Call If You Need Me includes works previously collected, as well as some that have never been seen before. Five new stories, discovered by Gallagher among Carver's papers, are themselves worth the price of admission. Particularly haunting is "Kindling," a tale of a...



The Pushcart Prize
Bill Henderson
0916366588
Sept 1989
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bearing many gifts, this latest edition of the celebrated annual small-press anthology brims with writing that challenges the mind and enlarges one's vision. A few contributors experiment with form. Joyce Carol Oates's "Party," one huge paragraph long, turns on the contrast between the chatty, cultured, academic atmosphere and the fate of a female voice instructor dying of cancer; Edward Hoagland's "Learning to Eat Soup" is an olio of fragmentary sketches (on his father's death, on eating a porcupine, etc.), aphorisms and thumbnail portraits of literary lions. Other stories mirror social-political pressures or tackle topical issues. In Charles Baxter's "Westland," an English-born resident of Detroit fires a gun at a nuclear reactor. A sixth-grade teacher fondles his students sexually in Michael Martone's scary,...


At The Owl Woman Saloon: Stories
Tess Gallagher
0684847566
July 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In these stories, which provide a strong vision of the American West, Gallagher guides readers through the lives of loggers, housewives, hairdressers, storytellers, and innocent grocery shoppers. The glimpses are brief, but each story takes us to a special place and offers a unique point of view. As one of Gallagher's characters recollects, "Each of us is in fact the Buddha," and if we would realize this, "we would all treat each other with dignity"?which seems to be the author's approach toward her characters as well. Gallagher is perhaps best known as a poet (e.g., Moon Crossing Bridge, LJ 3/15/92), which shows in her concise, vivid language. Recommended for larger public libraries.?Shannon Williams Haddock, Bellsouth Corporate Lib. & Bus. Research Ctr., Birmingham, Ala.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information,...


Amplitude
Tess Gallagher
1555971105
Sept 1988
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Skinner's second book contains exquisitely crafted poems distinguished by the desire to work within traditional forms and to explore intensely personal emotionstwo desires that often work against each other. Though admirably conceived, a first section of "prayers" offers several poems that end by substituting craft for sincerity when the subjects stray from spirituality. The third section's 19 "Sonnets to My Daughters Twenty Years in the Future" are better suited to the loosely formal structure, though some are overextended and others end too abruptly. But in the second section, which breaks out of the rigid formal structure, the poems improve dramatically, showing the poet at his best. Rochelle Ratner, formerly Poetry Editor, "Soho Weekly News," New YorkCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text...


Moon Crossing Bridge
Tess Gallagher
1555971563
Feb 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Tess Gallagher's poems in this collection chart the painful road of mourning, memory, and change following the death of her beloved husband, fiction writer Raymond Carver. From feelings of sharing death to memories of valentines they gave each other, and then in an upward arch through Zen imagery of cherry blossoms and curved bridges, Gallagher's poems come to no easy rest on the banks of a new life and new loves. But for all those who have experienced tragedy, the poems relate a common assurance that a crossing into survival can be reached. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Gallagher's ( Amplitude ) new collection is dedicated to her husband, Raymond Carver, who died of cancer in 1988. One cannot help being moved by the emotion that...


At The Owl Woman Saloon: Stories
Tess Gallagher
0641719604

Paperback
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The Lover of Horses
Tess Gallagher
1555971601
Apr 1992
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Some storytellers are literary magicians who can capture a situation and spin it out, remembering details like pink hair curlers or the smell of the dark space under a back porch. They take the everyday and invest it with significance and life. Reading the stories in The Lover of Horses is like sitting at the feet of a kind, knowing woman whose hands are endlessly full of yarn, knitting something fantastic out of what is, after all, sheep hair. One story shows what happens when you bring together a woman, her Avon lady, and a fortune teller. Then there is the wife who comes to understand the worth of her short, balding husband; a widow who realizes what her loveless marriage meant to her and to her husband; the daughter who comes home to her dying father. Tess Gallagher...


Dear Ghosts: Poems
Tess Gallagher
1555974430
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gallagher's big, emotion-rich volume is her first in 14 years: she enjoys dual reputations as an accessible, likable maker of verse about scenes and spaces in women's lives (somewhat like Jane Hirshfeld or Mary Oliver) and as the widow of short story master Raymond Carver and curator of his legacy. "I can't help my changes any more/ than you could yours," says a poem on the anniversary of Carver's death. There are other elegies, and poems that commemorate other friends and family among the living; outline her European, Asian and sub-Arctic travels; and pursue the lessons she draws from South and East Asian religious practices. Gallagher's own fight against cancer provides another subtext for many poems and the explicit subject for a few. She celebrates her survival while finding "Time/ to admit the limitations of...

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