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  • Author:
    Janette Turner Hospital
  • ISBN:
    1853815098
  • ISBN13:
    978-1853815096
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    Time Warner Books UK (June 25, 1992)
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    192 pages
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Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born 12 November 1942) is an Australian-born novelist and short story writer who has lived most of her adult life in Canada or the US, principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston (Ontario) and Columbia (South C. .

Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born 12 November 1942) is an Australian-born novelist and short story writer who has lived most of her adult life in Canada or the US, principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston (Ontario) and Columbia (South Carolina). Turner was born in Melbourne and grew up in Queensland. She studied at the University of Queensland and Kelvin Grove Teachers College, gaining a BA in 1965. She holds an MA from Queen's University, Canada, 1973.

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Janette Turner Hospital's stories have won widespread international acclaim for their dazzling style, intellectual depth and crackling energy

Janette Turner Hospital's stories have won widespread international acclaim for their dazzling style, intellectual depth and crackling energy. Her characters oscillate between estrangement and a sense of belonging, as Hospital herself has suffered geographical displacement from the deep north of Australia to the deep south of the United States. Seven of these fourteen stories were included in the 'North of Nowhere' section of Collected Stories (UQP 1995). Seven, including 'South of Loss', are published here in book form for the first time.

Janette Turner Hospital is Carolina Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has been Visiting Writer in Residence at MIT, Boston University, Colgate, and Columbia. She spends parts of each year in South Carolina, New York, and Australia.

Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born 12 November 1942) is an Australian-born novelist and short story writer who has lived most of her adult life in Canada or the US, principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston. Career Turner Hospital also teaches literature and creative writing and has been writer-in-residence at universities in Australia, Canada, England and the US (MIT, Boston University, Colgate and the University of South Carolina)

Janette Turner Hospital. Yet there it was. The world was riddled with a lack of probity, double standards thick as dandelions in even the best-weeded lives.

Janette Turner Hospital. atory habits of men. And travelling alone, well, it’s like an advertisement. Doris knew that they meant: You need a man to go with you, to protect you from other men; you can’t manage alone. But of course they couldn’t come right out and say this, since it flew in the face of all their principles. She had to smile at their malaise

Janette Turner Hospital grew up in Queensland and was educated there. Since her post-graduate degrees in Canada, she has taught in universities in Canada, Australia, England, France and the United States

Janette Turner Hospital grew up in Queensland and was educated there. Since her post-graduate degrees in Canada, she has taught in universities in Canada, Australia, England, France and the United States. She is Carolina Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina, where she taught for twelve years. In 2010, she was a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York and is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. Also by Janette Turner Hospital. The Tiger in the Tiger Pit.

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Clandratha
President Jimmy Carter has been quoted as saying that life is not fair. The statement is certainly true as it relates to Ms. Hospital. It isn't fair that one person should have so much talent. On the other hand, we can all be glad that she keeps writing extraordinary short stories and novels. ISOBARS contains fifteen short stories, all of which are as good as we have come to expect from this writer. They are about loss, sorrow, violence, missed opportunities. While many of the men in these stories behave very badly-- law enforcement officers rape a trusting school teacher, and boys steal the clothes of a teacher and her two female students while they are skinnydipping-- many of the characters, both men and women, have a strong resilience and courage, even in defeat.

Ms. Hospital takes the reader through a landmine of terrific words and phrases. The past is a "Dead Letter Office." The children of a man's second marriage "had not yet reached the age of disappointment." An old man in a rooming house has been "left stranded by old age and widowerhood." His housemates "came and went, anything could claim them: death, a son or daughter whose conscience got the upper hand for a while, loss of memory." Another character has "learned to let happiness come and go, without anxiety. It always did keep coming again, in new and surprising shapes." One could do worse than have that philosophy.

I am always so amazed and undone by what this writer does with so few words. In the last selection in this book, "Here and Now," in six and a half pages she tells a story of death and loss that will convince you she's as good a living writer as there is. In Toronto, Allison, a college professor who at fifty has just learned that her mother has died in Sydney, consoles Walter, a ninety-year-old retired professor, who remembers the loss of his son who has died in an accident in Australia. They both are awash with memory and sorrow-- as is the reader.

Ms. Turner is an amazing writer.
Itiannta
A brilliant volume of short stories dealing with multiple acts and varieties of violence and pain and how people deal with them. From the chilling "The Last of the Hapsburgs", which tells of the assaults on women's attempts to construct a zone of solidarity and non-competitive friendship, to the droll "The Chameleon Condition", that imagines how it would be if a philandering professor involuntarily displayed his responses to the world through changes in skin color, the volume ranges through anger to a wise appreciation of our efforts to erect bulwarks against the depradations of time and loss. Hospital's sharp and clever prose never meanders and each story manages to surprise and ring new changes on her basic themes.