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The Critical Response to Ann Beattie, Hardback Book

The Critical Response to Ann Beattie Hardback

Part of the Critical Responses in Arts and Letters series


Acknowledged as an original and important voice in American letters, Ann Beattie published her first short story at age twenty-five in 1972.

Four years later, she issued her first short-story collection and first novel concurrently.

This volume brings together book reviews, criticism, interviews, biographical materials, and bibliography spanning the entire corpus of Beattie's fiction to date---five short-story collections and four novels published through 1991.

The editor's introduction analyzes the various critical stances, both positive and negative, informed also by her own 1992 interview with Beattie, which appears as the final selection.

Newly commissioned essays supplement the reviews, articles, and earlier interviews to bring a wide range of contemporary theory to bear on the fiction.

An extensive primary and secondary bibliography complete the work.




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