Reasons to Live/At The Gates of the Animal Kingdom/Tumble Home/The Dog of the Marriage/The Collected Stories/Sing To It

By: Amy Hempel

Price: $450.00

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Book Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer is for a complete set of the Novels and Short Stories of Amy Hempel - each of which has been SIGNED by her on their respective title pages! The books include: 1) "Reasons To Live" (1985) - the author's debut collection of short stories. Indeed, in Amy Hempel's resolute vision - one that is revealed to us in sentences that have already had the notice of those who keep the watch for where there is likely to be the next new energy in new American fiction - there is nothing that cannot be construed as a reason to live, and therefore no life that cannot be lived, bravely and in triumph. This is the argument of the fifteen gorgeous entries that give us this first volume of stories by a writer of the very first magnitude. The ubiquitous "darkening" of the spine and a partial creasing of the last endpaper gives rise to a "Near Fine" grading. 2) "At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom" (1990) - The tone of this book - sixteen illuminations of the rogue stresses that threaten to undo the stability of modern women - is tenderer, gentler than in her first book - "Reasons to Live" - while the emphasis is on coming together and making do, however unpromising the initial conditions. These are women who are poised at the border of a new country - call it the lost region of simplicity, of certitude, of continuity - but who tarry at the point of crossing over. 3) "Tumble Home" (1997) - Praised by the New York Times as a "miniaturist.whose fiction is marked by an almost miraculous exactitude of observation and execution, she is a master of the short story. Now she gives us seven more perfectly crafted stories as well as a much anticipated first novella. 4) "The Dog of the Marriage" (2005) - Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life. These nine stories teem with wisdom, emotion, and surprising wit. She explores the intricate psychology of people falling in and out of love, trying to locate something or someone elusive or lost. Her sentences are as lean, original, and startling as any in contemporary fiction. 5) "The Collected Stories" (2006) - This volume gathers together the complete work to that date of a writer whose voice is as singular and astonishing as any in American fiction. 6) "Sing To It" (2019) - Seductive and unsettling, tender and darkly funny, "Sing To It" is replete with moments of unexpected revelation and transcendence, and with Hempel's singular, startling, inimitable sentences. From legendary writer Amy Hempel, one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fiction: a ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking new story collection - her first in over a decade. Additional shipping charges (at cost) may be required depending on where, and how, the books are to be sent.

Title: Reasons to Live/At The Gates of the Animal Kingdom/Tumble Home/The Dog of the Marriage/The Collected Stories/Sing To It

Author Name: Amy Hempel

Categories: Modern First Editions, *NEW ARRIVALS, *Author Collections,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 1985

ISBN Number: 0394539931

ISBN Number 13: 9780394539935

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine/Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8923