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Oral History - 83 edition

Oral History (ISBN10: 0345410289; ISBN13: 9780345410283)
ISBN13: 978-0345410283
ISBN10: 0345410289

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0345383983
ISBN10: 0345383982

Summary: "The best novel so far by a writer whose growth has been steady and sure . . . . [Oral History] tells the story of the Cantrell family and the odd curse that its members believe to have hung over them. It is a tale that begins in the late 19th century with Granny Younger, the midwife, and continues well into the 20th century through several generations of Cantrells; it is also a tale deeply rooted in the folk culture of the Appalachians, a tale that i ...show moren the best tradition of folklore contains 'story upon story.'" -- The Washington Post Book World "A novel as dark, winding, complicated as the hill country itself. . . You could make comparisons to Faulkner and Carson McCullers, to The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Wuthering Heights. You could employ all those familiar ringing terms of praise: 'rare,' 'brilliant,' 'unforgettable.' But Lee Smith and Oral History make you wish all those phrases were fresh and new, that all those comparisons had never before been made. For this is a novel deserving of unique praise." -- The Village Voice "Deft and assured . . . She is clearly drunk on the language of Appalachia, on its stories and its people . . . . She is nothing less than masterly." -- The New York Times Book Review The author of Fair and Tender Ladies merges reality, superstition, and legend in this Appalachian odyssey about a strange family whose tragedies and star-crossed love affairs lead them to believe they're cursed. An earlier triumph for the author of The Devil's Dream. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 83
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.
Published: 08/28/1996
International: No



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