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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

Kingsolver Interview

Just thought I would post this interview for everyone before we start talking about Flight Behavior on Tuesday. I picked this interview mainly because of the following quote, and because it gives us a little taste of who Barbara Kingsolver is. “As is Kingsolver herself: “I’ve always seen the world through the eyes of a scientist. I […]

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“Self-Reliance”

“Self-Reliance” struck me as an interesting story to end with since most of the previous stories never ended with death. In the very beginning of the story, I had a feeling that the overall reason behind Cornelia’s actions of buying a quiet home in New Hampshire, becoming more in tune with her surroundings and nature, […]

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Finishing this book, I am once again impressed and confused by Edith Pearlman.  One thing that I haven’t really talked about is the age of many of her characters.  In “Aunt Telephone,” Susan’s childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are explored through voice.  Pearlman manages to make the voice of Susan mature as she does.  She introduces […]

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Pearlman and Relationships

One thing that I find fascinating about Pearlman’s stories in Binocular Vision is her exploration and portrayal of different relationship dynamics.  In “Mates”, the story is told in first person (which was shocking since all of her other stories are in third person and usually jump around with perspective).  It explores the family dynamic of […]

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After finishing Binocular Vision there is no doubt that Edith Pearlman is one of the most talented authors introduced to me in my college career. Every story is full of wisdom and insight to the most common problems that remain behind closed doors. Whether the story is about love, divorce, a sick child, or suffrage;  Pearlman has […]

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This is by far the most telling interview with Pearlman that helps us understand more about her genius method of writing. Get this, she uses a typewriter! And this interview will tell you why… Edith Pearlman Interview with Sarabande Books

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Book Review

This is a review of one of Edith Pearlman’s earlier collections How to Fall; however, it is interesting because the reviewer makes the comment that Pearlman’s work always includes some sort of conflict for her characters, yet they still seem to make it through the challenge in the end. I thought this was an interesting […]

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I’m including a link to an interview Edith Pearlman did back in April regarding her work and the importance of short fiction. Link to article.

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The Question of Inspiration

Julie went ahead and posted the link for Edith Pearlman’s website as a whole, but I felt her commentary on where she get’s the inspiration for her pieces should stand alone, as it’s really quite good. At readings I welcome the inevitable question: where do you get your ideas? My ideas come from musings, from […]

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Edith Pearlman’s Website

Hi all! Here is a start to our presentation on Tuesday. McKinsey and I thought that it would be fun for you guys just to explore her website and get a feel of who she is as a person. We have all gotten to know her through her stories, but let’s try and get to […]

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