WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEÂ®Â IN LITERATURE 2013
Carried Away is a dazzling selection of storiesâ€“seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood.
Alice Munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. The stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of her earliest books, The Beggar Maid and The Moons of Jupiter, through her recent best-selling collection, Runaway.Â
Here are such favorites as â€œRoyal Beatingsâ€ in which a young girl, her father, and stepmother release the tension of their circumstances in a ritual of punishment and reconciliation; â€œFriend of My Youthâ€ in which a woman comes to understand that her difficult mother is not so very different from herself; and â€œThe Albanian Virgin," a romantic tale of capture and escape in Central Europe that may or may not be true but that neverthelessÂ comforts the hearer, who is on a desperate adventure of her own.
Munroâ€™s incomparable empathy for her characters, the depth of her understanding of human nature, and the grace and surprise of her narrative add up to a richly layered and capacious fiction. Like the World War I soldier in the title story, whose letters from the front to a small-town librarian he doesnâ€™t know change her life forever, Munroâ€™s unassuming characters insinuate themselves in our hearts and take permanent hold.
Author : Alice Munro
ISBN : 0307264866
Language : English
No of Pages : 608
Edition : First Edition
Publication Date : 9/26/2006
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.2x5.2x1.3
Book weight : 0.01
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