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Robert Olen Butler

Forfatter af A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

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Robert Olen Butler is a novelist, screenwriter, educator, and short-story writer who grew up in Granite City, Illinois. Butler served in Vietnam. Following the Vietnam War, Butler began writing. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, and The Saturday Review, as well vis mere as in four annual editions of the Best American Short Stories and six annual editions of New Stories of the South. A collection of his stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Butler's novels include The Alleys of Eden, Countrymen of Bones, and Sun Dogs. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Butler also won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at McNeese State University. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Robert Olen Butler

They Whisper (1994) 297 eksemplarer
Hell (2009) 272 eksemplarer
Tabloid Dreams: Stories (1996) 227 eksemplarer
Severance: Stories (2005) 191 eksemplarer
A Small Hotel (2011) 183 eksemplarer
Mr. Spaceman (2000) 180 eksemplarer
The Deep Green Sea (1997) 137 eksemplarer
Perfume River (2016) 130 eksemplarer
The Hot Country (2012) 116 eksemplarer
The Star of Istanbul (2013) 115 eksemplarer
Fair Warning: A Novel (2002) 109 eksemplarer
Paris in the Dark (2018) 83 eksemplarer
Intercourse: Stories (2008) 81 eksemplarer
The Alleys of Eden (1980) 80 eksemplarer
Countrymen of Bones (1983) 64 eksemplarer
The Empire of Night (2014) 63 eksemplarer
The Deuce (1989) 60 eksemplarer
Sun Dogs (1982) — Forfatter — 59 eksemplarer
On Distant Ground (1985) 58 eksemplarer
Wabash: A Novel (1987) 56 eksemplarer
Late City (2021) 52 eksemplarer
The Best Small Fictions 2015 (2015) — Redaktør — 26 eksemplarer
The Hemingway Valise (2018) 13 eksemplarer
Vietnam, Louisiana (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Severance / Intercourse (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Nuit close de saigon (la) (1997) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Bidragyder — 626 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 245 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Bidragyder — 238 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Bidragyder — 211 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2000: The Year's Best (2000) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Preface; Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Surreal South (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 eksemplar

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A collection of short stories by an American GI (who has long taught creative writing on the college level) who served as a translator in Vietnam. He clearly is taken with the country and its people but I found it offputting that all of the stories are told by Vietnamese narrators. There’s just something about an American writing from the point of view of Vietnamese narrators that bothered me. This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993; back then, there weren’t a lot of Vietnamese authors writing or available in English so, from that perspective, I guess it’s all understandable but it mostly left me surprised that this was a Pulitzer winner.… (mere)
Gypsy_Boy | 24 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
This is about the effect of the war on an American family told decades after the war ended. Butler has a true knack for the way people think and talk: how we say one thing even as we are thinking another. One brother served in Vietnam and one brother fled to Canada. They’re both around 70 now and the book is about their relationship and their relationships to their parents. Very well done. A far better book than A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. As someone who remembers that period vividly, I found it moving, evocative, and true.… (mere)
Gypsy_Boy | 11 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
Pulitzer Prize winning author
JimandMary69 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Aug 16, 2023 |
An OK debut. His sequels are better, but this one sets the stage for the ongoing storyline. My interest lagged in the middle of the story, perhaps the book is a tad too long?
BrianEWilliams | 10 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2023 |



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