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True Tales of American Life

True Tales of American Life

Author Unknown

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Book Details:
Publisher:Faber & Faber ISBN:9780571210503 Published Date:5th November 2001 Dimensions:156 X 234 X 38 mm Weight:0.7804 kilograms Pages:400 Binding:Hardcover Condition:VeryGood Notes:Very good in very good unclipped dust jacket **1st Edition** **HARDBACK** In unclipped dustjacket No stamps or inscriptions; clean condition

Short Description

Chosen by Paul Auster out of 4000 stories submitted to his radio programme on National Public Radio, these 180 stories provide an illuminating portrait of America in the 20th century. The selection requirement of the stories was that they should be true and not previously published.

Full Description

The requirement for selection was that each of the stories should be true, and each of the writers should not have been previously published. The collection that has emerged provides a richly varied and authentic voice for the American people, whose lives, loves, griefs, regrets, joys and sense of humour are vividly and honestly recounted throughout, and adeptly organised by Auster into themed sections. The section composed of war stories stretches as far back as the Civil War, still the defining moment in American history; while the sequence of 'Meditations' concludes the volume with a true and abiding sense of transcendence.