Good Boys and Dead Girls

Good Boys and Dead Girls

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A collection of dazzling and thought-provoking essays from lauded author Mary Gordon Much acclaimed for her novels, Mary Gordon is also a brilliant and wide-ranging essayist. Gathering together twenty-eight of her forays into nonfiction, Good Boys and Dead Girls provides a richly autobiographical context for the themes that mark her fiction, such as Irish-American life, Catholicism, embattled families, and the redeeming power of art. Many of the pieces offer insights into artists and other writers: There are admiring accounts of Edith Wharton, Stevie Smith, and Ford Madox Ford, and a piquant critique of the depiction of women by certain celebrated male novelists. Whatever the topic at hand, Gordon proves lively and illuminating company.And Other Essays Mary Gordon. The Gospel According to ... truth was not for reading. Inevitable, like the seasons, were certain narrative events: the Passion, of course, and Christmas, the Ascension, Pentecost; but the stories took on the flavoranbsp;...


Title:Good Boys and Dead Girls
Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-08-06
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