An Anne Tyler Companion by Robert W. Croft

By Robert W. Croft

A significant modern author, Anne Tyler has released thirteen novels and nearly 50 brief tales. Her earliest fiction used to be released within the Duke college literary journal in the course of her undergraduate years. In 1964, she released her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes. She attained status with The unintended Tourist (1985), which received the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award and used to be made right into a motion picture. Her subsequent novel, Breathing Lessons (1988), received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and he or she has bought a faithful following of readers. She has additionally written quite a few stories, and her brief fiction has seemed in an collection of magazines over the past 30 years. Tyler's extensive attractiveness has been matched through an increase in scholarly curiosity in her works, and every yr sees progressively more books and articles released approximately her writings.

Many of her readers have an interest in figuring out extra approximately her existence, inventive improvement, and prior works. and since a lot of her brief fiction is inaccessible, even students have hassle forming a complete view of her literary occupation. This reference publication is a complete and targeted advisor to Anne Tyler's fictional worlds. the quantity starts with an introductory essay that overviews her existence as a author. The e-book then presents alphabetically prepared entries for her novels, brief tales, and characters. Entries for novels are basically serious. yet simply because her brief fiction is much less to be had, entries for these works additionally offer vast plot summaries. There also are a number of entries for many of the subject matters and motifs that style her paintings, equivalent to getting older, Diaries, video games, vacation trips, and Radios. Many entries cite studies and criticisms, and the amount closes with an intensive bibliography and appendices.

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