The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek

The Start of Something The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek Nineteen tales of growing up wising up and falling in loveSpanning than three decades of prize winning workBy a North American master of the short storyWhat are you waiting for Welcome to the world o

  • Title: The Start of Something: The Selected Stories of Stuart Dybek
  • Author: Stuart Dybek
  • ISBN: 9781473524224
  • Page: 377
  • Format: ebook
  • Nineteen tales of growing up, wising up and falling in loveSpanning than three decades of prize winning workBy a North American master of the short storyWhat are you waiting for Welcome to the world of Stuart Dybek, where lovelorn adolescents rub shoulders with hard boiled gangsters and scarf clad babushkas jostle for attention among jaded academics Where memory collNineteen tales of growing up, wising up and falling in loveSpanning than three decades of prize winning workBy a North American master of the short storyWhat are you waiting for Welcome to the world of Stuart Dybek, where lovelorn adolescents rub shoulders with hard boiled gangsters and scarf clad babushkas jostle for attention among jaded academics Where memory collides with imagination And where seduction is the order of the day.With an impeccable ear for the language of the streets, Dybek has rightly been heralded as one of Chicago s foremost chroniclers But The Start of Something reveals a writer who has simultaneously dedicated his career to a ambitious project exploring the art of the short story from every angle.By turn sexy and violent, funny and poignant, the stories in this definitive introduction to a lifetime s work let you discover what those in the know have long been saying Stuart Dybek is essential reading.

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    1. A selection of Stuart Dybek's short stories - the first, so far as I know, to be published in the U.K. Dybek combines an in depth knowledge of inner city life and its vernacular with an aching sense of beauty - Nelson Algren fused with Vladimir Nabokov. I've admired his work since buying an import copy of The Coast of Chicago over a decade ago. A mystery is why the star piece of that collection, 'Hot Ice', has not been included here. It's a gem, and its omission here woeful. The more recent work [...]

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