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Robert Olen Butler

Autor(a) de A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Robert Olen Butler at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53477339


Obras por Robert Olen Butler

They Whisper (1994) 302 exemplares
Hell (2009) 273 exemplares
Tabloid Dreams: Stories (1996) 227 exemplares
Severance: Stories (2005) 192 exemplares
A Small Hotel (2011) 183 exemplares
Mr. Spaceman (2000) 181 exemplares
The Deep Green Sea (1997) 138 exemplares
Perfume River (2016) 131 exemplares
The Hot Country (2012) 117 exemplares
The Star of Istanbul (2013) 115 exemplares
Fair Warning: A Novel (2002) 110 exemplares
Paris in the Dark (2018) 85 exemplares

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2000: The Year's Best (2000) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Preface; Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Surreal South (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
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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.… (mais)
Gypsy_Boy | 24 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
Gypsy_Boy | 11 outras críticas | Aug 26, 2023 |
Pulitzer Prize winning author
JimandMary69 | 11 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2023 |



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