Autor/en: Tristan Davies
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
September 2003 - kartoniert - 168 Seiten
Impressionistic, often dreamlike stories by an emerging American literary talent that explore the complexities of love and relationships in contemporary society.
Contents: Andromeda Talent Show A Night Drive Crazy Yvonne Buena Vista Notebook Grouper Schmidt Personals Snowflake Night She Is the Mother of the Cat Alias Job Snapdragon Counterfactuals On the Night before Her Birthday Cake In the Woodlands Dan, Astrid Says Alfalfa Valve The Thing Itself
Tristan Davies is Senior Lecturer at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Boulevard, The Mississippi Review, The Columbia Review, Snowflake, and Sundog.
Always intriguing, Tristan Davies's stories depend less on plotting than feeling, less on tangible images than impressionistic moments... For readers who would like to try stories that break the mold, Cake is a flavorful, filling offering. -- Jean Blish Siers Charlotte Observer Davies's prose technique is indeed dazzling, especially the ease with which he changes-with considerable originality but complete clarity-from one style to another as he moves from one story to another. Davies accurately portrays the behavior and thinking, such as it is, of the educated middle class that runs present-day Baltimore. -- John Goodspeed Star Democrat Davies is a damn good writer, possibly one of the best short story writers in contemporary lit. It's impossible to ignore a writer who's so poignant and poetic. Davies' wit and sophistication are just icing on the cake. -- John Lewis Baltimore Magazine Outstanding... Explores the emotional states of men and women prone to undefined yearning, failed relationships, and occasional employment... Cake, marked by elegant writing and lit by insight in detailing unexpected outcomes, easily persuades the reader to consume every slice. -- Peter Skinner ForeWord Magazine Davies is a damn good writer, possibly one of the best short story writers in contemporary lit. It's impossible to ignore a writer who's so poignant and poetic. Davies' wit and sophistication are just icing on the cake. -- John Lewis Baltimore Magazine In his debut collection of short stories, JHU Writing Seminars senior lecturer Tristan Davies explores the complexities of love and relationships in contemporary society in tales that are impressionistsic and dreamlike. JHU Gazette 2003 While Davies' tales are at times bittersweet, they are never saccharine. Neither are the stories neatly tied up with string around a white cardboard box; many of his endings leave the true conclusion of the stories up to the reader's imagination. Newswise 2003