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Bobbie Ann Mason

Autor(a) de In Country

29+ Works 3,381 Membros 75 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Bobbie Ann Mason is the author of the novels "In Country" "Spence+Lila', & "Feather Crowns", which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award & won the Southern Book Award. Her short-story collection "Shiloh & Other Stories" won the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction & was mostrar mais nominated for other major prizes. Her memoir, "Clear Springs", was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker", "The Atlantic Monthly", & elsewhere. She lives in Kentucky. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Bobbie Ann Mason

In Country (1985) 990 exemplares
Shiloh and Other Stories (1982) 440 exemplares
Feather Crowns (1993) 384 exemplares
The Girl in the Blue Beret (2011) 353 exemplares
Clear Springs: A Family Story (1999) 207 exemplares
Spence And Lila (1988) 195 exemplares
Love Life (1989) 152 exemplares
Elvis Presley (2002) 125 exemplares
An Atomic Romance (2005) 106 exemplares
Dear Ann (2020) 79 exemplares
Nancy Culpepper: Stories (2006) 59 exemplares
Missing Mountains: We went to the mountaintop but it wasn't there (2005) — Editor & Contributor — 26 exemplares

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 752 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Murder for Love (1996) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: Great Contemporary Christmas Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Christmas Memories [compilation] (1996) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Passion Fruit (1986) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood (1987) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Best Small Fictions 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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I did not like this book mainly because I could not figure out why she needed to move all the characters to Stanford.
 
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shazjhb | 6 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2024 |
I found this 2003 bio of ELVIS PRESLEY at a good Will store a few days ago. Started reading it yesterday morning and finished it last night. It's that good. I've read a few other books about Elvis (and there are many) back in the 80s when they were popping up everywhere, written, it seemed, by just about everyone who knew him - old girlfriends, his bodyguards, cousins, Priscilla (of course) and some other better, more objective writers. Peter Guralnick's two-volume bio is probably the best of the lot, but this little Penguin Lives book by southerner Bobbie Ann Mason is also simply excellent. In fact, her name on the spine was what prompted me to buy the book, as I had much enjoyed her novel, IN COUNTRY, many years back, and, more recently, her latest, DEAR ANN. Like Mason, I had my own memories of when Elvis first burst upon the music world. I was just twelve when my older brother (who was a student at Michigan State and worked part-time in the record department of an East Lansing Sears store) brought home that first 45 rpm record, "Hound Dog" b/w "Don't Be Cruel." I played that record to death, and the very first LP I ever bought was Elvis's Christmas album.

Mason's book is less than 200 pages, but she is quite thorough, and manages to make Elvis's story both objective and intimate at the same time, from his dirt poor Mississippi childhood and awkward years as an outsider at a Memphis high school to his first recordings with Sun Records, and sudden stardom, with the unprincipled Colonel Parker controlling every aspect of his career.

Sadly, Elvis never quite recovered from the "too much too soon" rocket ship of success, and, despite his gifts as a singer and performer, remained uncultured and ignorant, and always under the greedy thumb of Colonel Parker. Always closely attached to his mother he never quite recovered from her early death while he was in the Army. And his last years, drug-addled and overworked, were just sad, I thought, as was his death, at 42.

My hat is off to Mason for making this such a compelling, personal read. I'm so glad I found it. Very highly recommended. Especially, of course, for Elvis fans.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
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TimBazzett | 3 outras críticas | May 18, 2023 |
A polite reviewer might call this "quiet". I found it lacklustre, slow. I was looking forward to a novel about the French Resistance but this failed miserably.
 
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VivienneR | 23 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2023 |
Pretty good novel about a Vietnam vet trying to adjust back home and his sister.
 
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kslade | 13 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2022 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Críticas
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ISBN
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