I know we could charge money, but then we couldn’t achieve our mission. To bring the best, most trustworthy information to every internet reader. The Great Library for all.
Toby Olson has published eight novels, the most recent of which – The Blond Box – appeared from Fiction Collective-2 in 2003; and numerous books of poetry, including Human Nature (New Directions). A new novel, The Bitter Half, is forthcoming. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, Olson’s novel Seaview received the PEN/Faulkner award for The Most Distinguished Work of American Fiction in 1983.
The Woman Who Escaped From Shame. ISBN 978-0-394-54715-2. Toby Olson", Shearsman Books. BNF: cb12037833x (data). Linden Press/Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-68486-0.
Cords, with a woman named Mary Grace (a prostitute but also someone from his past, in fact very familially), has managed to spirit away one of the horses, the female-and whatever motion the book has thereafter is a jagged line drawn both away from being tracked down by the film-makers.
Cords, with a woman named Mary Grace (a prostitute but also someone from his past, in fact very familially), has managed to spirit away one of the horses, the female-and whatever motion the book has thereafter is a jagged line drawn both away from being tracked down by the film-makers as well as toward a hidden realization of family ties and magical redemption. Any stricter plot rundown, though, would provide laughs-which threaten, too, at some of Olson's pompous, ecclesiastical prosings, as well as at the murky stillness, like mud, of some of the individual scenes.
During the question and answer period, she told us that she had been aided in the writing of such a claustrophobic book by two books that took on that same challenge. In the The Verificationist by Donald Antrim the narrator is enveloped in the bear hug of a colleague for the duration of the novel. The Woman Who Escaped from Shame by Toby Olson is a many layered frame story that centers on a porn ring and miniature white ceramic horses. Julavits also offered the two writers she felt most influenced by in general, Philip Roth and Joy Williams
Bibliographic Details. Title: The Woman who Escaped from Shame. Olson's many-layered narrative continually shades off into legend about the origins and significance of the diminutive equine breed
Bibliographic Details. Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included. Olson's many-layered narrative continually shades off into legend about the origins and significance of the diminutive equine breed. As tales within tales unfold, there is a haunting abundance of mirroring and deja vu. At last the horse guides Paul to a stunning array of revelations about his identity. Olson has published 14 books of poetry; his third novel, Seaview, won a PEN/Faulkner award. This unusual and engrossing work creates its air of wonder with brilliance and control.
Tampico: A Novel (James A. Michener Fiction Series). Writing Talks: Views on Teaching Writing from Across the Professions. Write Letter to Billy. However, for those willing to give their full attention to Olson's prose, you will be rewarded fascinating insights, rich characters, good humor, and most important the golf scene, which is easily the greatest description of the game of golf in American literature, and rises to the highest levels of prose American writers have written. Yes, the scene's that good - but you'll have to work for it. Oh yes - the book takes a funny turn toward the end, so stick with it. Overall, quite wonderful.
October 1987 : USA Paperback.
Toby Olson, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel Seaview, has published eight works of fiction including The Life of Jesus, The Woman Who Escaped from Shame, Utah, and Dorit in Lesbos. He has also published many volumes of poetry, most recently Human Nature. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia and Cape Cod.