Tell Me a Riddle

Olsen, Tillie

Verlag: Delta, 1989
ISBN 10: 0440550106 / ISBN 13: 9780440550105
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Inhaltsangabe: “Tell Me a Riddle” renders an unforgettable portrait of a working class couple when the gender determined differences in their experiences of poverty and familial life give rise to bitter conflict after almost four decades of marriage.  As she dies from cancer, Eva, the protagonist, recollects a revolutionary past that both critiques and offers hope for the present.  Deborah Rosenfelt’s introduction and the essays in this volume survey the critical reception of this highly acclaimed story, analyze its biographical and historical contexts, examine the text’s language, structure, spiritual and moral significance, and illuminate Olsen’s relationship to the American midwest, the American left, and the Jewish enlightenment tradition.

This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of Olsen’s life, an authoritative text of “Tell Me a Riddle,” relevant essays by Olsen, seven critical essays, and a bibliography.

The contributors are: Joanne Trautmann Banks, Constance Coiner, Rachel Blau Duplessis, Mara Faulkner, Elaine Orr, Linda Ray Pratt, and Deborah Silverton Rosenfelt.

 

From the Publisher: This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic. Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they abide in the hearts of their readers.

"These stories have the lyric intensity of an Emily Dickinson poem and the scope of a Balzac novel." -- from the judges' citation for the Rea Award for the Short Story

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Titel: Tell Me a Riddle
Verlag: Delta
Erscheinungsdatum: 1989
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Olsen, Tillie
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Buchbeschreibung Delta, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0385290101 Very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING89313418

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Buchbeschreibung New York, Laurel Edition / Dell Publishing., 1976. 11 x 18cm. 125 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of swiss - american - irish poet Chuck Kruger. [A Seymour Lawrence Book]. A century after her birth, Tillie Olsen’s writing is as relevant as when it first appeared; indeed, the clarity and passion of her vision and style have, if anything, become even more striking over time. This volume includes the four beautifully crafted, highly celebrated stories originally published as Tell Me a Riddle: "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, What Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell Me a Riddle." The title story won the O. Henry Award. In these stories, as in all of her work, Olsen set a new standard for the treatment of women and the poor and for the depiction of their lives and circumstances. In her hands, the hard truths about motherhood and marriage, domestic life, labor, and political conviction found expression in language of such poetic intensity and depth that their influence continues to be felt today. [Bison Books]. Artikel-Nr. 91516AB

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Olsen, Tillie
Verlag: J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA (1961)
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Buchbeschreibung J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1961. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Collection of short stories by Tillie Olsen. A very good hardcover copy with grey clothbound boards and crisp, clear lettering to spine. Lightly bumped corners and spine head; former owner's name to front endpaper. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Very good jacket in removable mylar; light fading with a bit of soiling; small tear on back cover and back flap hinge; NOT price-clipped. NOT ex-library. 156pgs. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthology; Inventory No: 017483. Artikel-Nr. 017483

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