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by David Jauss

Black Maps (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction) download ebook
ISBN:
1558490337
ISBN13:
978-1558490338
Author:
David Jauss
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University of Massachusetts Press; New ed. edition (May 31, 1996)
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176 pages
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This second collection of short stories by David Jauss opens with an epigram from Milan Kundera that sets the stage for many of the characters in Black Maps: "It takes . Series: Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction.

This second collection of short stories by David Jauss opens with an epigram from Milan Kundera that sets the stage for many of the characters in Black Maps: "It takes so little. Among those for whom all meaning is lost is the man in "Torque" who gives up his wife and a child for the sake of an odd quest to build a limousine. Or the son in "Glossolalia" whose father has suffered a nervous breakdown. The people here bear the weight of their troubles uneasily, but with a certain world-weary.

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Similar books to Black Maps (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction). This second collection of short stories by David Jauss opens with an epigram from Milan Kundera that sets the stage for many of the characters in Black Maps: "It takes so little.

Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007) was an American short story author, poet, teacher, and political activist. Her father was a doctor. The family spoke Russian and Yiddish along with English.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction winners are listed here; this series also includes the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the Prize for the Novel and the Prize for the Creative Nonfiction, listed separately. List of winners at University of Massachusetts Press.

From 1990 to 2018, the Press published the annual winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction in cooperation with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). Titles (arranged by year of publication).

Miss Paley, who is 70, has published three collections of short stories: "The Little Disturbances of Man" (1959), "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute" (1974) and "Later the Same Day" (1985). The Rea Award, which is presented annually, was established in 1986 by Michael Rea, a collector of books and art. Previous winners include Eudora Welty, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Bowles, Donald Barthelme and Cynthia Ozick.

Viet's debut novel entitled The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016, and too many other awards to list here.

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. Karen Brown is the author of Little Sinners and Other Stories, which was named a Best Book of 2012 by Publishers Weekly, and Pins and Needles: Stories, which was the recipient of AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her work has been featured in The PEN/O.

In these finely crafted stories, David Jauss depicts the lives of ordinary people who have crossed the border into a new and dark country where what once sustained them no longer exists. A man saws his car in half when his wife and son leave him. Close to the no-hitter that will give him his chance at "The Bigs," a minor league pitcher from the Dominican Republic refuses to throw another pitch. An alcoholic attending his son's funeral discovers in a lie he once told a truth that could destroy or save him. With gentle words and acts of love, a husband succumbs to his latent brutality. A soldier in Vietnam steps on a mine that fails to detonate and enters into a new and baffling kind of war.As the epigraph from Milan Kundera suggests, the secret of life is that "the border beyond which everything loses meaning . . . is not miles away, but a fraction of an inch." With an unerring eye for human frailty, Jauss maps this ever-shifting boundary.
Reviews:
  • Xarcondre
Jauss is an explorer of hidden terrain, inhabiting characters wildly different from himself. A Dominican baseball player, a young boy in foster care, a Vietnam vet, a man who saws a Cadillac in half when his wife leaves him...In the author's skilled and compassionate hands, his characters expand and illuminate what it means to be human.

I return to this book again and again. While not 'happy,' his stories give me hope: that our humanity, in its frailty and craziness, is also full of beauty. This award-winning collection deserves attention.
  • POFOD
I never cared about any of the characters in these stories.
  • Vizuru
"Glossolalia" is one of the best short stories of the last 30 years. Jauss is a writer of importance; read this book!