Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories Epub


  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories
  • Evan S. Connell
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 1593761759

10 thoughts on “Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories

  1. Jim Elkins Jim Elkins says:

    How fast is it possible to read a book When the author thinks in clich s, when he isn t developing new thoughts, when he s just skating on the ice of his own glibness, then it s possible to read very very fast return return At first savoring each line and image, or trying to until I see that every line is a trivial bit of writerly wit then reading faster, looking for insights, turns of phrase, plot developments and then faster, taking in whole pages at a time, hoping only for surpri How fast is it possible to read a book When the author thinks in clich s, when he isn t developing new thoughts, when he s just skating on the ice of his own glibness, then it s possible to read very very fast return return At first savoring each line and image, or trying to until I see that every line is a trivial bit of writerly wit then reading faster, looking for insights, turns of phrase, plot developments and then faster, taking in whole pages at a time, hoping only for surprises, infelicities, traction of any kind on the smooth thoughtless surface


  2. Reacher Reacher says:

    an amazing collection i especially like the fact that it was published when Connell was 84 years old in the preface, he shares where the inspiration for each story came from, and i wishcollections offered such insight.i enjoyed nearly all the stories, except for the few that attempted to mimic Thomas Mann s Disorder and Early Sorrow which, while commendable as a literary achievement, didn t suit my taste.favorites from this collection include Hooker , Nan Madol , The Walls of Avila an amazing collection i especially like the fact that it was published when Connell was 84 years old in the preface, he shares where the inspiration for each story came from, and i wishcollections offered such insight.i enjoyed nearly all the stories, except for the few that attempted to mimic Thomas Mann s Disorder and Early Sorrow which, while commendable as a literary achievement, didn t suit my taste.favorites from this collection include Hooker , Nan Madol , The Walls of Avila , Caribbean Provedor , Election Eve , Bowen , and The Palace of the Moorish Kings


  3. BeParticular BeParticular says:

    This was my first time reading Connell and I do not recommend beginning with this collection It started well with interesting stories and uncommon characters, but characters repeat in multiple stories and they all begin to run together with nothing to distinguish them The voice is also the same in nearly every story and that also became tedious and kept me from relating to the characters I had to force myself to finish the last few selections Not recommended.


  4. Jim Jim says:

    In honor of his recent passing, and because I much enjoyed Morning Star, I picked up Connell s collection of short stories His writing is dense, but enjoyable, full of description and character development, slow paced and favoring tales of older people in reflection Common themes are travel, history, politics, class I enjoyed especially Octopus and Bowen, which concerned literature and writers.


  5. Martin Fossum Martin Fossum says:

    Nice collection of what are clearly older, recycled shorts not one cell phone mentioned in the book There s a stock character Connell uses a fellow who had returned after world travel and is telling accounts of his stories abroad This is Connell s way of bringing Uttar Pradesh back to Oklahoma.


  6. Donna Jo Atwood Donna Jo Atwood says:

    I don t normally care for short stories, but I enjoyed most of the ones in this book very much The sardonic sense of humor in some of the stories, Octopus, the Sausalito Quartlery of New Writing, Art, Ideas was terrific I don t normally care for short stories, but I enjoyed most of the ones in this book very much The sardonic sense of humor in some of the stories, Octopus, the Sausalito Quartlery of New Writing, Art, Ideas was terrific


  7. Judy Judy says:

    What writing His traveler characters in a number of these short stories are so interesting but so full of themselves and oblivious of others Nuances of relationship are finely drawn.


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Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories[Read] ➬ Lost in Uttar Pradesh: New and Selected Stories By Evan S. Connell – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Although he may be best known for his novels Mr Bridge and Mrs Bridge, or perhaps for his brilliant biography of Custer, Son of the Morning Star, Evan S Connell is an undisputed master of the short st Although he may be best known Uttar Pradesh: PDF ✓ for his novels Mr Bridge and Mrs Bridge, or perhaps for his brilliant biography of Custer, Son of the Morning Star, Evan S Connell is an undisputed master of the short story His restraint, concision, and perfect pitch lend themselves beautifully to the form, and he intuitively senses when to explain and when to let silence stand in speech s stead Lost in Uttar Pradesh collects new work by Connell along with some of his earlier masterpieces Lost in MOBI :Ê Memorable characters like the corpulent Mr Bemis, Katia and her lion, and a wanderer back from Spain ring true not because their stories are filled with monumental events but because they center around seemingly insignificant events that somehow remain in the mind Through Connell s mastery, the most trivial happening, the voice that speaks only once, resonates far beyond the final page.


About the Author: Evan S. Connell

Evan S Connell, over the last Uttar Pradesh: PDF ✓ half century, has published nineteen books of fiction, poetry, and essays, several of which including the best sellers Mrs Bridge and Mr Bridge, and the erudite, anecdotal, and totally unique nonfiction book Son of the Morning Star are American classics I ve admired his work for many years, since first reading Diary of a Rapist, and was happy for a chance to interview him for Bookforum I was told he doesn t, as a matter of principle, Lost in MOBI :Ê use a computer, so e mail was out of the question and he would prefer not to be bothered with phone calls from journalists and strangers So this interview proceeded the old fashioned way, complete with cordial, almost formal introductory letters via mail between my home in the mountains of Virginia and his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during late August and early September Our dialogue my half written on a laptop, his on a s typewriter he uses to write all of in Uttar Pradesh: MOBI ó his work covered fiction, history, inspiration, his thoughts on the relationship between form and subject matter, America, hypocrisy, publishing, and writers he likes but does not admire.