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In the Land of Dreamy Dreams : Stories - Ellen Gilchrist

In the Land of Dreamy Dreams

Stories

Paperback Published: 10th May 2016
ISBN: 9781611176612
Number Of Pages: 184

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In her 1981 collection of stories, In the Land of Dreamy Dreams, Ellen Gilchrist writes about New Orleans as no other writer. Laced with envy, greed, lust, terror, and self-deceit, her stories will shock and compel readers. Gilchrist's characters, women who dream of independent lives beyond the shadows of their husbands and fathers, resort to outrageous schemes in pursuit of freedom and fulfillment, despite the consequences. The range of emotions and realities encompassed by Gilchrist's work is suggested by the story titles: ""Rich,"" ""There's a Garden of Eden,"" ""The Famous Poll at Jody's Bar,"" ""In the Land of Dreamy Dreams,"" ""Suicides,"" ""1957, a Romance,"" ""Generous Pieces,"" ""Indignities,"" ""Revenge,"" ""Perils of the Nile,"" ""Traveler,"" and ""Summer, an Elegy.

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"Ellen Gilchrist writes the most wonderful sentences, which don't sound like anybody else's. She has made out (and right at the beginning of her writing life) this flexible, musical, teasing long line which can carry her whole personality onto the page... Gilchrist is a wonderfully reckless writer of recklessness." - Tessa Hadley, Times Literary Supplement

ISBN: 9781611176612
ISBN-10: 1611176611
Series: Southern Revivals
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 10th May 2016
Publisher: UNIV OF SOUTH CAROLINA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.23

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