Rick Bass for OXFORD CONFERENCE FOR THE BOOK Reading and Conversation at 3:45 at the Lafayette County Courthouse with Signing to Follow at 5 pm at Off Square Books

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:45pm

Description


"A rich collection of stories by a major American writer." -- Annie Proulx 
Long considered one of the most gifted practitioners of the short story, Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his ability to perceive and portray the enduring truths of the human heart. Now, at last, we have the definitive collection of stories, new and old, from the writer "Newsweek" has called "an American classic." 
To read his fiction is to feel more alive -- connected, incandescently, to "the brief longshot of having been chosen for the human experience," as one of his characters puts it.These pages reveal men and women living with passion and tenderness at the outer limits of the senses, each attempting to triumph against fate. Bass provides searing insights into the complexity of family and romantic entanglements, and his lush and striking language draws us ineluctably into the lives of these engaging people and their vivid surroundings. The intricate stories collected in "For A Little While --" brimming with magic and wonder, filled with hard-won empathy, marbled throughout with astonishing imagery -- have the power both to devastate and to uplift. Together they showcase an iconic American master at his peak.

About the Author


RICK BASS s fiction hasreceived O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir"Why ICame West"was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

 

Event address: 

Lafayette County Courthouse
on the Oxford Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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ISBN: 9780316381154
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 1st, 2016