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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Diane Williams
  • ISBN:
    1573661406
  • ISBN13:
    978-1573661409
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  • Publisher:
    Fiction Collective 2; First edition (September 19, 2007)
  • Pages:
    104 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Start by marking It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. From marital betrayal to spousal abuse and unrelenting desire, Williams illuminates the lives of her characters in prose as sparse and stark as it is beautiful. These stories are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories. The book opens with "On Sexual Strength (A Novella)," which consists of 36 titled prose pieces of half a page or less, all fuguing around a Mr. Bird; his wife, Blanche; and a first-person narrator, Enrique Woytus: "I am the neighbor. Its opening lines-"Mr. Bird was sexually strong. That sounds good"-set the tone: its parody of genre fiction and of Beckett-like writerly self-reference continues throughout.

Diane Williams has spent her long, prolific career concocting fictions of perfect strangeness, most of them no more than a page long.

Reprinted with permission of The University of Alabama Press. Reprinted with permission of McSweeney’s. Diane Williams has spent her long, prolific career concocting fictions of perfect strangeness, most of them no more than a page long. She’s a hero of the form: the sudden fiction, the flash fiction, whatever it’s being called these days. The stories are short.

In the forty-one stories and novella collected here, Diane Williams probes the dangerous terrain of the family romance and the eternal bafflement of being alive. In stories that are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In them, meanings remain ambiguous and consequences seem uncertain.

Diane Williams (born 1946) is an American author, primarily of short . Her 2007 collection, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature.

Diane Williams (born 1946) is an American author, primarily of short stories. She is the author of eight books, including her selected stories published by Dalkey Archive Press in 1998. Her most recent book, "Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine," was published by McSweeney's in 2016. Her 2007 collection, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature, was released by Fiction Collective Two.

Diane Williams (born 1946) is an American author . She is the author of nine books, including The Collected Stories of Diane Williams, published by Soho Press in 2018.

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It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories. Published by: The University of Alabama Press. In the novella On Sexual Strength she describes the intense and sometimes strange relationship between two neighboring couples and the rage that comes with adultery, and a narrator whose social inadequacies and lack of inhibitions lead to destruction. The world Williams creates is a sensual place where quiet epiphanies-such as the one that occurs after an extramarital affair- are also possible: It was like. My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted nature. This is how love can be featured.

Author Diane Williams is a pro at this technique in her efficient yet explosive short shorts-or incredibly brief . Williams’ stories also bring attention to themselves by the unusual way they unfold

Author Diane Williams is a pro at this technique in her efficient yet explosive short shorts-or incredibly brief stories. In It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature, Williams takes the reader through typical experiences turned vividly strange, sensual and comedic in one novella and 41 stories. Williams’ stories also bring attention to themselves by the unusual way they unfold. In the novella On Sexual Strength, she waits seven chapters before introducing the name of the hero, who begins an affair with his neighbor, Enrique Woytus-a basic detail usually included in the introduction.

Diane Williams, author of It Was Like My Trying to Have a.

In the forty-one stories and novella collected here, Diane Williams probes the dangerous terrain of the family romance and the eternal bafflement of being alive. In stories that are as short as prose poems and as complex as novels, Williams creates worlds that are sensual, and where quiet epiphanies are possible. The hero of the novella On Sexual Strength explores his perplexing lust for his neighbor's wife. As he crosses the boundaries of good behavior and good sense at every opportunity, he ingeniously narrates his adventure as both tragedy and escapade. Celebrated for her linguistic inventiveness, Diane Williams's new stories and novella continue to advance her inimitable voice.