The Stories of Richard Bausch

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking, and riotously funny, the many voices of this definitive forty-two-story collection (seven of which appear here for the first time) defy expectation, attest to Bausch's remarkable range and versatility, and affirm his place alongside such acclaimed story writers as John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, and Grace Paley.

Author Biography

Richard Bausch served in the Air Force from 1965 to 1969. He and his wife, Karen, were married in 1969 and have lived in Virginia since 1971; they have five children. After stints as a singer-songwriter and a stand-up comic, Bausch attended the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1974-75. He has taught creative writing at the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, Breadloaf, the University of the South, and elsewhere; currently he holds the Heritage Chair from the Writing Program at George Mason University. Bausch's novels include Hello to the Cannibals, The Last Good Time, Mr. Field's Daughter, and In the Night Season. His stories have appeared in numerous prize-winning anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, O'Henry, and Pushcart, and have won two National Magazine Awards -- one for the New Yorker and one for the Atlantic Monthly. He is the co-editor of the prestigious Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and the recipient of the Lila Wallace -- Reader's Digest Writer's Award and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Nobody in Hollywood 1(13)
Valor 14(17)
Riches 31(16)
Self Knowledge 47(3)
Glass Meadow 50(17)
Par 67(18)
Someone to Watch Over Me 85(18)
Fatality 103(23)
The Voices from the Other Room 126(13)
Two Altercations 139(15)
1951 154(2)
The Man Who Knew Belle Starr 156(22)
What Feels Like the World 178(16)
Ancient History 194(19)
Contrition 213(9)
Police Dreams 222(16)
Wise Men at Their End 238(19)
Wedlock 257(10)
Old West 267(25)
Design 292(15)
The Fireman's Wife 307(23)
Consolation 330(14)
The Brace 344(17)
The Eyes of Love 361(12)
Luck 373(8)
Equity 381(17)
Letter to the Lady of the House 398(9)
Aren't You Happy for Me? 407(14)
Not Quite Final 421(17)
Weather 438(19)
High-Heeled Shoe 457(17)
Tandolfo the Great 474(12)
Evening 486(15)
Billboard 501(10)
The Person I Have Mostly Become 511(15)
1-900 526(19)
"My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" 545(17)
The Weight 562
Accuracy 519(77)
Unjust 596(20)
Guatemala 616(23)
The Last Day of Summer 639

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