My Best Stories

My Best Stories By Alice Munro Margaret Atwood, My Best Stories My Best Stories is a dazzling selection of stories seventeen favourites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career The stories are arranged in the order in which they were written allo
  • Title: My Best Stories
  • Author: Alice Munro Margaret Atwood
  • ISBN: 9780143170396
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • My Best Stories By Alice Munro Margaret Atwood, My Best Stories is a dazzling selection of stories seventeen favourites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career The stories are arranged in the order in which they were written, allowing even the most devoted Munro admirer to discover how her work developed Royal Beatings shows us right away how far we are from the romantic world of happy endings My Best Stories is a dazzling selection of stories seventeen favourites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career The stories are arranged in the order in which they were written, allowing even the most devoted Munro admirer to discover how her work developed Royal Beatings shows us right away how far we are from the romantic world of happy endings The Albanian Virgin smashes the idea that all of her stories are set in B.C or in Ontario s Alice Munro Country A Wilderness Station breaks short story rules by transporting us back to the 1830s and then jumping forward than a hundred years And the final story, The Bear Came Over the Mountain, which was adapted into the film Away from Her, leads us far beyond the turkey plucking world of young girls into unflinching old age Every story in this selection is superb It is a book to read and reread very slowly, savouring each separate story This collection of small masterpieces deserves a place in every book lover s home.
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    1. Alice Munro Margaret Atwood

      Alice Ann Munro, n e Laidlaw, is a Canadian short story writer who is widely considered one of the world s premier fiction writers Munro is a three time winner of Canada s Governor General s Award for fiction Her stories focus on human relationships looked at through the lens of daily life She has thus been referred to as the Canadian Chekhov She is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature Arabic Persian Russian Cyrillic Ukrainian Cyrillic Bulgarian Cyrillic Slovak Alice Munroov Serbian Alis Manro

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    1. My best stories, Alice Munro 2015 1393 198 9786001197901 21 2013 1390 1394 1390 1392 1393 1385 192 9643692930 1387 1392.


    2. A superb introduction to one of the best writers in the English language If you can get a copy of 1996 s Selected Stories you ll be able to sample even of her early work since this collection starts with her fourth book I ve read some of these multiple times, studied them, quoted them, laughed over them and recognized myself and people I know in them.What she does with the short story form is astonishing And while she s known for her stories set in a particular area of Southwestern Ontario that [...]


    3. WWI A young librarian receives a letter from a soldier who used to come to the Library to read, unbeknown to her He declares his love for her and she falls in love with a stranger When the war is over and the man returns home, the librarian finds out that he was previously engaged to another woman She never sees his face or talks to him, but his words leave track on her heart forever.Years pass A tragic accident in the piano factory where the soldier used to work The widowed owner of the busines [...]


    4. Reading Munro is like having tea and conversation with a favourite, elderly aunt you enjoy the journey down memory lane up to a point, but after a while, the stories become tepid, much like the tea that s been sitting too long in its pot She s a cosy read, and if you dip into her works only occasionally, you are rewarded with little gems A sustained reading renders you senseless with frustration as she ambles and meanders quite pointlessly at times Good to take to the cottage, or on a train trip [...]


    5. In this collection of seventeen short stories, Alice Munro, the incomparable Canadian author, has woven her usual magic Each narrative can be read in no than an hour, yet each story lingers in the reader s mind for days afterward The last story in the collection, The Bear Came Over the Mountain, was the basis for the recent critically acclaimed Julie Christie movie, Away From Her Many, perhaps most, of the stories revolve around a woman somewhat at the margins of her society, a woman who acts i [...]


    6. I ve read most of My Best Stories from the collections they originally appeared in, but this was a welcome re acquaintance a reunion with the nearly forgotten Here s a longish passage from Miles City, Montana that demonstrates why Alice Munro is the master, my guru Disappeared.But she swam She held her breath and came up swimming.What a chain of lucky links.That was all we spoke about luck But I was compelled to picture the opposite At this moment, we could have been filling out forms Meg remove [...]


    7. I have to admit to ignorance I had not heard of Alice Munro until she was awarded the Nobel prize for literature But having heard of her, I am glad I did as these are excellent short stories It s difficult to decide whether to judge a book like this according to the best stories or the average The average standard is very high, but inconsistent Not everything is brilliant, although all are good And amongst the stories are some truly 5 start gems such as The Bear Came Over the Mountain You never [...]



    8. 4.5 stars The writing and characters are superb Maybe I read too many sci fi and thrillers but I kept anticipating crazy things were going to happen in some of the stories and they didn t Great stuff even if you aren t getting a lot of action.


    9. Se oggi riesco ad apprezzare maggiormente il genere racconto grazie soprattutto alla scrittura elegante e raffinata della Munro Questa raccolta che raccoglie 17 racconti scelti personalmente dall autrice sono un excursus del meglio della sua produzione Le tematiche riscontrate sono quelle che i lettori della Munro hanno imparato con il tempo ad apprezzare Le tematiche spaziano dall essere se stessi alla sessualit sino alla religione Le donne della Munro sono donne che cercano il loro equilibrio, [...]


    10. I finally read Munro consumed by guilt at not having read the only Canadian author to ever win a Nobel Prize for literature This is a collection of short stories covering her whole career I was a bit leery of Munro because I thought that it would be all icy glances over the dishes The stories are actually pretty much that kind of thing, but they are quite good.She writes well, although not really well The third person pieces are effective because she always writes in the same voice and that mak [...]


    11. The copy before me is from the library, such a pristine copy too, sad, since anything by Munro from any library should be tattered and dog eared from the wear and tear of readersBut maybe the past patrons did the same thing I plan to do I read five stories out of this collection and I decided, firmly and with conviction, to set this copy aside and purchase my own copy This is a collection of stories to be savored for a lifetime I could not believe the quality of the writing The title story was j [...]


    12. I admit to jumping on the bandwagon with this one Munro won the Nobel prize and I being Canadian, a fellow alumna of Western and a lover of literature was embarrassed to say that I d never read anything by her At least that I could recall.I really enjoyed the first couple of stories in this collection, which followed the same characters They were relatable, they lived in southwestern Ontario and inhabited the world of higher education I liked that I could picture the setting, and it brought the [...]



    13. Alice Is there anyone better She was my introduction to short stories, and to Canadian literature Her writing makes me pause on nearly every page and wonder how she can capture a relationship or an emotion as brilliantly as she doesd then I quickly devour the next page and am astounded all over again Time, after time, after time and oh, I ve read these stories many times I think this is my most crinkle paged book on the shelf, and maybe my most gifted book too in fact, I handed it over rather ag [...]


    14. I admire the fact that the apparent ordinary existence can be intriguing in her stories and that I did picture the small town Canada living and feeling But around 500 pages of short stories portraying females in some kind of distress was maybe too much to read all along I suggest savour each story giving some time from one to another There were some brilliant stories, which moved me deeply.


    15. Prosaic Perfection If I were given only two words to describe Alice Munro achievement prosaic perfection would have to be it.I admit it was thoroughly snobbish of me It took my own citizenship, an eminent literature professor s laudatory and hortatory analysis, and as though these were not enough a Nobel Prize to get to know and instantly becomeIf I were given only two words to describe Alice Munro achievement prosaic perfection would have to be it.I admit it was thoroughly snobbish of me It too [...]


    16. Questa un antologia di racconti tratti da varie opere della Munro e da lei scelti come i pi rappresentativi del suo stile, che non pi tardi di due anni fa, le ha permesso di essere insignita del meritatissimo Nobel per la Letteratura Dare un giudizio unico e globale del libro in s mi riusciva difficile, poich la prima volta che mi accosto a questa scrittrice e alla moltitudine di tematiche da lei indagate Come spesso accade, alcuni brani mi hanno colpito maggiormente rispetto ad altri ma in tutt [...]


    17. I was already a fan of Alice Munro s excellent short stories and this collection is a wonderful way to enjoy them one by one I had the collection at my bed side waiting for the right moment to read it It has finally come While reading a quite complex historical novel in Spanish, I felt I could digest it better when reading a short story from this collection between every two chapters of the Spanish book It s amazing what AM can say in a single short story, and maybe even amazing is the reflecti [...]


    18. I m ashamed to say I didn t get to read all of these stories before I had to return them to the library short stories, especially of 20 pages and up, being in a way harder to make time for than novels because they should must be read in one sitting , but from what I read they were excellent, especially The Moons of Jupiter That story has everything Small scale yet cosmic by the end it just opens out like the roof peeling back from the observatory and leaves you gazing out at the shoreless seas t [...]


    19. I first read Alice Munro for a university English course when I was eighteen, and I can t say that I cared for her writing very much It seemed to be just a series of stories about nothing When my book club decided to read this collection of her short stories, I wondered if 25 years of maturity would increase my appreciation for her writing, and I m happy to say that it has Her stories are still about nothingjust about people living mundane lives going through fairly ordinary events Her gift is h [...]


    20. Dei um pouco a entrar no ritmo de Alice Munro, tenho de admitir O primeiro conto pareceu me bastante aborrecido e num livro de 600 e tal p ginas, bastante problem tico come ar com o p errado De qualquer maneira, nunca abandono um livro e dei uma oportunidade ao conto seguinte, que me surpreendeu bastante acabando por ser o meu preferido de todo o livro A sua escrita bastante suave, f cil de ler, sem o uso exagerado de palavras complexas como costumamos ver em vencedores do pr mio nobel Sou da op [...]


    21. By beautifully and insightfully telling displaced short stories, Munro ended up composing bigger ones It felt like an old brain remembering its own existence through the recollection of scattered memories while her owner is drinking some hot beverage during some Canadian winter Just like that someone, somewhere in Canada, sometime That lack of rigidness, while deconstructing the traditional line of time of reading novels, creates an organic and natural telling stories experience she does what w [...]


    22. I ve always been a little skeptical of some people s passionate adoration of all things Munro, because I thought they might like the idea of her better than the actual stories But after committing to this big ol anthology of some of her best, I have to admit that I was wrong She gets it so right sometimes that she made me feel a little exposed Some of my favorites The Beggar Maid, Vandals, Runaway.


    23. Wow.Margaret Atwood told me to read this book, in the introduction to this book, but it certainly didn t prepare me to like this book as much as I do Alice Munro is the perfect women s author There are people in my real life that I understand better because of the people she creates, dissects and explains in the not real world of her stories Wander through my day thinking about things I read the night before, the best possible endorsement.


    24. Alice Munro is simply the best contemporary short story writer Each story is compelling and the characters fascinating Plus many are set in 20th Century Ontario a nice change from American settings.




    25. It did not occur to me then that one day I would be so greed for Jubilee Voracious and misguided as Uncle Craig out at Jenkin s Bend, writing his history, I would want to write things down I would try to make lists A list of all the stores and businesses going up and down the main street and who owned them, a list of family names, names on the tombstones in the cemetery and any inscriptions underneath The hope of accuracy we bring to such tasks is crazy, heartbreaking And no list could ever hold [...]


    26. The collection I read is called My Best Stories , a Penguin edition published in 2006 It doesn t seem to exist under that title here and I m confused as to if it s actually just this one It seems like it is, in which case I don t know why mine isn t called it Either way, this review is for 17 of Alice Munro s short stories.This Writing Is Fucking Extraordinary.Usually when you see the reviews included in the first few pages of a book you can be reasonably sure that there s at least a little bit [...]


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