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The Resource Homesick for another world, Ottessa Moshfegh

Homesick for another world, Ottessa Moshfegh

Label
Homesick for another world
Title
Homesick for another world
Statement of responsibility
Ottessa Moshfegh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year byThe Washington Postand theSan Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another Worldis a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another Worldis her Everything That Rises Must Convergeor A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick"--
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O77936
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
Homesick for another world, Ottessa Moshfegh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beach boy
  • Nothing ever happens here
  • Dancing in the moonlight
  • The surrogate
  • The locked room
  • A better place
  • Bettering myself
  • Mr. Wu
  • Malibu
  • The weirdos
  • A dark and winding road
  • No place for good people
  • Slumming
  • An honest woman
Control code
ocn957645681
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399562884
Lccn
2016037523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957645681
Label
Homesick for another world, Ottessa Moshfegh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beach boy
  • Nothing ever happens here
  • Dancing in the moonlight
  • The surrogate
  • The locked room
  • A better place
  • Bettering myself
  • Mr. Wu
  • Malibu
  • The weirdos
  • A dark and winding road
  • No place for good people
  • Slumming
  • An honest woman
Control code
ocn957645681
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399562884
Lccn
2016037523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957645681

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