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by Beth Nugent

ePub City of Boys download
Author:
Beth Nugent
ISBN13:
978-0224031981
ISBN:
0224031988
Language:
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (1992)
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Subcategory:
Contemporary
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1593 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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Beth Nugent received an MFA from the University of Iowa. She teaches at the University of Denver. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Grand Street; she is the author of the short story collection City of Boys and the novel Live Girls. Библиографические данные.

Beth Nugent received an MFA from the University of Iowa. City of Boys: Stories Vintage contemporaries.

Set in New York City, middle America, the beaches of Florida and rural highways, suburban kitchens, and cross-country trains, the ten stories of City of Boys evoke a haunting landscape at once familiar and strange

Set in New York City, middle America, the beaches of Florida and rural highways, suburban kitchens, and cross-country trains, the ten stories of City of Boys evoke a haunting landscape at once familiar and strange. A small-town girl flees her domineering mother and falls into an obsessive love affair with an older woman in New York City. A sixteen-year-old envies her cousin's sex appeal while avoiding the attentions of her middle-aged uncle

I am completely obsessed with this book. I love Beth Nugent and it makes me unbelievably sad that she's not publishing any more.

I am completely obsessed with this book. Boston Globe"City of Boys can be appreciated for its nuances and its oblique styl. .is unpredictable and haunting. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Grand Street; she is the author of the short story collection City o. ore about Beth Nugent. Category: Literary Fiction.

is unpredictable and haunting. Nugent cuts to the bone of characters, relationships, situations. From the Inside Flap.

and a plot that plods like a life.

All the boys at Cross fuck her, I would like to say, although I am sure this is not true.

All the boys at Cross fuck her, I would like to say, although I am sure this is not true. But I can see them, crowded around her, darting quick looks at her breasts, while she sends out gracious, smug smiles to the other girls passing by unnoticed.

Nugent has published two books: City of Boys (1992), a collection of short stories, and Live Girls (1996), a novel. SAIC: School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved June 1, 2017. Patrick McGrath, "No Exit", New York Times, April 14, 1996. This article about a novelist of the United States born in the 1950s is a stub.

  • One of my favorite writers! An amazing book of short stories that I think work better than her longer work of fiction Live Girls. I wish she would write another book of stories! These are dark, thoughtful stories with many comparison and allusions to both the sexual and gothic.

  • A strong collection of short stories. I am particularly fond of the story "Abattoir" as it reminds me a bit of my younger sister and I many years ago. This collection is also representative of the experience of Generation X in a way that Douglas Coupland's term-coining novel is not. I strongly recommend it.

  • Melancholic, dream-like prose, vacillating on minutia, reflective ambiguity.
    A non-judgemental reflection on forgotten American life histories, atrophied relationships, cul-de-sac lives.
    Absorbing ... gifted literary perspective by Beth Nugent.

  • Nugent has a style that is stunning--lyrical yet spare, haunting yet realistic, sexual and sensual yet frightening. This is one of those collections to be read and re-read. An undercurrent of violence and danger gives a tense subtext to every scene. This is a book I keep close, necessary to any serious collection of contemporary short fiction. My copy is tattered and worn. I often go back to these stories to study the way they move, as they are so artfully constructed and beautifully written.

  • Reading this book is like walking on Beacon Hill in Boston, turning into an alley, walking down a cul-de-sac, and finding yourself in a new world. Protagonists are usually women. I never knew what the author was going to say about them next. Even the stories you might consider downers are full of sly humor and neat observations. I can accept these new worlds even though I have never lived in them, and mostly wouldn't want to. My favorites: City of Boys, Locusts. See also the story Cocktail Party in the New Yorker a few years ago.

  • Good lord can this author write. I do a lot of writing and I am very picking about what I deem good writing but Nugent is incredible. Her stories have the perfect balance of prolepsis, irony, and metaphor (sorry but I AM an English major!) But I am also a writer and I feel my own writing is improving from reading her work. She is incredibly gifted and the stories in this book simply blew me away. Hats off to Beth Nugent!

  • None of the stories interested me.

  • The title story of this book is phenominal. It blew me away. I must admit to being disappointed by the rest of the collection, but that might be because my expectations were moved so high after reading "City of Boys." I bought the book when it was published a few years ago, and I lost it. I came to Amazon to see if it was still in print, and I am pleased to see by its availability that it must be doing fairly well still. I'm going to order it again for that first story.