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The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (Modern Library) Hardcover – April 23, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Modern Library
  • Hardcover: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library; Modern library ed edition (April 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679601899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679601890
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,482,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Bausch is a master of the short story--and this selection brings together ten pieces which perfectly showcase his incisive wit, perception, and artistry. "He brings to life characters and situations as vivid and compelling as any in contemporary literature."--Michael Dorris, The Washington Post Book World.

More About the Author

An acknowledged master of the short story, Richard Bausch has written 11 novels and eight collections of short fiction. He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and The 2004 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story as well as the 2010 Dayton Peac Prize for his novel Peace. Before, During, After - a novel, is forthcoming.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I just recently finished reading Bausch's book, and was pleasantly surprised. What I find so wonderful is the versitility of each story, how differently Bausch can speak of relationships: compare the two different kinds in "What Feels Like The World" and "The Fireman's Wife." I especially like that Bausch doesn't tell all. There is a treasure within each story, something waiting behind it that is available to the reader if he/she is so inclined to find it. The way he deftly handles his characters, both lovingly and slightly critically, is just amazing. I was really moved by these stories.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Bogdan on March 19, 2008
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One of Bausch's short stories was featured on the radio show, This American Life. Loved the story, so I bought his book. He seems to have innate ability to capture the subtleties and nuances of interpersonal relationships. And he's versatile, covering a wide range of subject matter.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Richard Bausch is a masterful storyteller. Ever since I first met him, as a fiction writing student at George Mason University in Fairfax VA, I've been intrigued and mystified by his literary skills. This collection of some of his best stories includes my favorite: "What feels like the World", a heartbreaking tale of a grandfather and his grandaughter. How can your heart not break in that closing passage? I first read "The Man Who Knew Belle Starr" as a college freshmen. That was my introduction. I've been hooked ever since.
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By TSV on October 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a great collection of stories. I heard one read on the radio and immediately ordered it. The stories deal with the complexities of relationships, marriage, death, and much more.
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By Wirklich Verrukt on September 8, 2010
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Simply put, I carry several of these stories with me in my mind, even years after I read them, and wonder that he could have anticipated so much that would matter in my everyday dealings with life and humanity.
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