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by Diane Schoemperlen

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Author:
Diane Schoemperlen
ISBN13:
978-0670876969
ISBN:
0670876968
Language:
Publisher:
Viking Adult (May 1, 1998)
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Subcategory:
Short Stories & Anthologies
ePub file:
1295 kb
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1418 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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135

Diane Schoemperlen said she found inspiration for this book when her young son asked her how come her books never have any pictures.

Diane Schoemperlen said she found inspiration for this book when her young son asked her how come her books never have any pictures. She then had the brilliant idea to wrap short stories around antique drawings, 100 year old catalogue pictures and illustrations from the original Gray's Anatomy. The results are stories that are compelling on their own but are perfectly enhanced by the pictures put in them. A great gift or coffee table book to be flipped through again and again.

Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures. Diane Schoemperlen is a master of exhumation. To wit, this cheekily conceptual series of stories about the rituals, platitudes and values by which we live our middling existences (our "devotions," in her parlance) and their unacknowledged underground, an unforgiving bedrock of heartbreak, violence, mortality and hard luck. It's fairy tale v. essay.

For my son, Alexander, who said it was too bad my books. didn’t have pictures in them. Also By Diane Schoemperlen. Five small rooms (a murder mystery). Strangely enough we are all seeking a form of devotion which fits our sense of wonder. J. Marks, Transition.

Forms of Devotion contains eleven stories, each one a brilliant interplay of words and images.

In her new short story collection, Forms of Devotion, she again tests the bounds of her craft, creating an arresting and wonderfully readable work that is also a treat for the eye. Forms of Devotion contains eleven stories, each one a brilliant interplay of words and images. The illustrations, selected by Schoemperlen and depicting almost every subject imaginable, are wood engravings and line drawings from the.

Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. Diane Schoemperlen won the Governor General's Award for Fiction with Forms of Devotion, her collection of short stories and pictures.

By the Book: Stories and Pictures. com User, January 16, 2003. Diane Schoemperlen said she found inspiration for this book when her young son asked her how come her books never have any pictures.

In Forms of Devotion, Schoemperlen provides many opportunities to admire the scenery in the form of wood .

In Forms of Devotion, Schoemperlen provides many opportunities to admire the scenery in the form of wood engravings and line drawings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which underline and draw contrasts to various aspects of her stories.

Diane Schoemperlen quilts seven stories out of sources like an 1854 text on natural phenomena and a 1946 Ontario .

Diane Schoemperlen quilts seven stories out of sources like an 1854 text on natural phenomena and a 1946 Ontario public-school geography textbook. In By the Book: Stories and Pictures, her follow-up to the Governor General’s Award-winning Forms of Devotion, Schoemperlen has quilted seven stories out of sources like an 1854 text on natural phenomena and a 1946 Ontario public-school geography textbook.

See contact information and details about Diane Schoemperlen: Author.

Diane Mavis Schoemperlen (born July 9, 1954) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Schoemperlen was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and educated at Lakehead University

Diane Mavis Schoemperlen (born July 9, 1954) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Schoemperlen was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and educated at Lakehead University. There are chapters titled "Table," "Slow," "Cabbage," and "Scissors.

Through the interplay of words, reproductions of wood engravings, and line drawings from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, a collection of short stories playfully explores the forms of adoration past and present, physical and spiritual. 12,500 first printing. Tour.
  • I bought this book at a discount outlet on a whim -- years later, I find myself suggesting it for class reading in graduate school. While the stories are playful, inventive, strange, the important thing to note is that the writing is beautiful, simply beautiful. I especially love her story, "How to Write a Serious Novel About Love," which will make you look at a teacup in a completely different way.

  • I found out about this author while reading a collection of shorts stories from 1998 with a forward from Garrison Keillor. Her short "Body Language" was included and it was the most impacting story of the bunch. This full collection does not disappoint!

  • I really do not understand what anyone sees in Diane Schoemperlen's books, other than a kind of eccentric novelty. I read the first four 'stories' in this collection -- "Forms of Devotion," "Five Small Rooms (A Murder Mystery), "Body Language" and "Innocent Objects" -- and was completely underwhelmed, especially since the first three aren't even stories because there is no plot, no action, nothing going on! And the fourth story just barely has a plot.

    What Schoemperlen likes to do, it appears, is to write pages of elaborate description -- of arcane, meaningless objects -- and then frame those descriptions with a few narrative sentences, as window dressing, to provide the merest whiff of story . . . then bundle the pages off to her publisher, calling it "a collection of stories." How she ever won awards, or continues to get published, is beyond me.

  • Diane Schoemperlen said she found inspiration for this book when her young son asked her how come her books never have any pictures. She then had the brilliant idea to wrap short stories around antique drawings, 100 year old catalogue pictures and illustrations from the original Gray's Anatomy. The results are stories that are compelling on their own but are perfectly enhanced by the pictures put in them. A great gift or coffee table book to be flipped through again and again.

  • I've read more than 1000 books over the years and this remains as one of my favorites. I love this book so much that I sometimes just read it out loud to myself. Seriously, the flow of the words is that good. It saddens me greatly that this book is somewhat difficult to obtain.

  • FORMS OF DEVOTION IS A WONDERFUL BOOK. DIANNE SCHOEMPERLEN TAKES THE SIMPLEST TOPICS AND MAKES THEM INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

  • the observattions of relationships are so accurate that they casue you to nod in agreement when you read this book.

  • After reading Schoemperlen's Language of Love I couldn't wait to read her new book. I was NOT disappointed. All of the magic and insight and wonder and irony is there. Later when I took a walk on the beach, everything seemed magnified. The sun and a grain of sand were suddenly about the same size and equally amazing.