mostraligabue
» » The Good Doctor (John Simmons Short Fiction Award)

ePub The Good Doctor (John Simmons Short Fiction Award) download

by Susan Onthank Mates

ePub The Good Doctor (John Simmons Short Fiction Award) download
Author:
Susan Onthank Mates
ISBN13:
978-0877456124
ISBN:
0877456127
Language:
Publisher:
Univ of Iowa Pr (September 1, 1997)
Category:
Subcategory:
Short Stories & Anthologies
ePub file:
1271 kb
Fb2 file:
1598 kb
Other formats:
lit rtf docx lrf
Rating:
4.1
Votes:
530

The Good Doctor book. See a Problem? We’d love your help.

The Good Doctor book.

Susan Onthank Mates, American Physician, medical educator, writer, violinist. Certified American Board Internal Medicine, National Board Medical Examiners

Susan Onthank Mates, American Physician, medical educator, writer, violinist. Certified American Board Internal Medicine, National Board Medical Examiners. Member American Medical Women's Association, Poets and Writers, Alpha Omega Alpha.

This impressive collection of 12 stories, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, captures finely tuned moments of contemporary family life, bringing a new texture to familiar themes. The charm of Harleman's families is that they never resort to self-pity; their heroism lies in an acceptance of life, a stiff-upper-lipped persistence in the face of uncertainty.

The Nebula Award for Best Short Story is a literary award assigned each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for science fiction or fantasy short stories. A work of fiction is defined by the organization as a short story if it is less than 7,500 words; awards are also given out for longer works in the categories of novel, novella, and novelette. To be eligible for Nebula Award consideration a short story must be published in English in the United States

The short fiction awards are given to a first collection of fiction in English and are administered through the Iowa Writers' . Tereze Gluck, May You Live in Interesting Times. 1994 Susan Onthank Mates, The Good Doctor. Rod Val Moore, Igloo among Palms. 1993 Ann Harleman, Happiness.

The short fiction awards are given to a first collection of fiction in English and are administered through the Iowa Writers' Workshop. The honors are national in scope and have been given since 1969. The John Simmons Short Fiction Award (named for the first director of the University of Iowa Press) was created in 1988 to complement the existing Iowa Short Fiction Award. The short fiction award winners are published by the University of Iowa Press in the fall of the year.

Miles Wilson’s short stories have been widely published, and his collection Line of Fall won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. He is also the author of two other prize-winning books, Fire Season and Harm: Poems. Wilson is a distinguished professor emeritus at Texas State University, where he founded the MFA program.

John McNally is the author of three novels: After the Workshop, The Book of Ralph, and America’s Report Card, and two story collections, Troublemakers (winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and the Nebraska Book Award) and Ghosts of Chicago

John McNally is the author of three novels: After the Workshop, The Book of Ralph, and America’s Report Card, and two story collections, Troublemakers (winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and the Nebraska Book Award) and Ghosts of Chicago. He is also the author of two nonfiction books: The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist and the forthcoming Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Fiction Writing, both published by the University of Iowa Press.

In the 2014 John Simmons Short Fiction Award winning. What others are saying. A charming and gusto-driven look at the alcoholic insanity of six famous authors: John Cheever, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Carver. Olivia Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring looks at six famous authors and the role alcohol addiction played in their writing. at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Many of Mates' characters have experienced some sort of cultural dislocation. In "Theng," refugees from Cambodia living in Providence, Rhode Island, struggle to maintain their dignity in the face of despair and the bittersweet memories of their former home. In "Shambalileh, " a Persian woman unable to have children with her American husband, is forced to reexamine her status both as wife and as foreigner. Unifying these incredibly diverse stories is the brave honesty with which the characters confront the tenuousness of their situations. For the most part, they share the tenacity of the woman in "Shambalileh, " who "with great caution ... began to imagine the rest of her life." The central characters in several stories are doctors, whose candid explorations of the vast moral implications of medical practice make of their lives a sort of psychic battleground between good and evil. In "The Good Doctor," a doctor torn between her dedication to medicine and her own requirements as a human being - what many of us might call her weaknesses - arrives at an intriguing conclusion. An intern in "Ambulance" risks her own well-being to save the life of a victim of gang violence. The twelve stories in this collection are powerful and durable. The debate between good and evil is so intense that the daily experiences of Mates; characters, transformed and reorganized, become psychic quests. Mates takes us back to the fundamental question that is the fountainhead of all serious fiction: how should we live?