Dance Of The Happy Shades: Book by Alice Munro

Dance Of The Happy Shades

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ISBN: 9780099273776    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 240        Language: English
Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. Described by one of her peers as going around with a 'delicate, rueful smile and a wicked pen', she says of herself:...Read more
Alice Munro's territory is the farms and semi-rural towns of south-western Ontario. Described by one of her peers as going around with a 'delicate, rueful smile and a wicked pen', she says of herself: 'I guess that maybe as a writer I'm kind of an anachronism. . . because I write about places where your roots are and most people don't live that kind of life anymore at all. Most writers, probably, the writers who are most in tune with our time, write about places that have no texture because this is where most of us live. ' In these powerful tales she brings the landscape of her childhood back to life as she deals with the self-discovery and guilt of those caught in a narrow existence. And in sensitively exploring the lives of ordinary men and women, she makes us aware of the universal nature of their fears, sorrows and aspirations.
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About the author: Alice Munro
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2009, Alice Munro is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently 'Too Much Happiness',... Read more
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2009, Alice Munro is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently 'Too Much Happiness', and a novel, 'Lives of Girls and Women'. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the W.H. Smith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for 'The Beggar Maid'. Her stories have appeared in 'The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review', and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.
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Review:
The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today" The Times "The greatest living short story writer" -- A. S. Byatt Sunday Times "A remarkable writer whose major characters...Read more
The finest writer of short stories working in the English language today" The Times "The greatest living short story writer" -- A. S. Byatt Sunday Times "A remarkable writer whose major characters emerge in shining clarity... A major talent is at work here" Los Angeles Times "Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts is almost Proustian in its sureness" New Statesman "Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last" Observer
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