News from the World: Stories and Essays

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Hardcover. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 216 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. This complete gathering the Career of Paula Fox's short works spans forty-five illustrious years of her from 1965 to 2010 There are perfectly turned stories (two of which Grace and The oad Estates of Death won the O. Henry Prize) in which characters unexpectedly find themselves at a crossroads and struggle to connect with others. There is memoir a genre where Fox's honesty. grace. and perception set her apart in which Fox revisits childhood ideas about art and reality. life in New York in the 1960s. and her relationship with her husband's family. And there are essays pointed. funny. relentlessly persuasive pieces on such topics as censorship and the corruption of language. Enlivened by Fox's signature wit and electrified by her unsparing insights into human nature. News from the World is essential for Fox's loya...

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Paula Fox's essays and short stories all display a spare, marvelous luminosity. The author's irreducible voice it was the same with Virginia Woolf can always be heard, whatever the genre. --Thomas Mallon, author of Fellow Travelers"

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Paula Fox (1923--2017) was the author of Desperate Characters, The Widow's Children, A Servant's Tale, The God of Nightmares, Poor George, The Western Coast, and Borrowed Finery: A Memoir, among other books.

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