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Robert Olen Butler is a novelist, screenwriter, educator, and short-story writer who grew up in Granite City, Illinois. Butler served in Vietnam. Following the Vietnam War, Butler began writing. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, and The Saturday Review, as well mostra'n més as in four annual editions of the Best American Short Stories and six annual editions of New Stories of the South. A collection of his stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Butler's novels include The Alleys of Eden, Countrymen of Bones, and Sun Dogs. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Butler also won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at McNeese State University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Author Robert Olen Butler at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Obres de Robert Olen Butler

They Whisper (1994) 304 exemplars
Hell (2009) 276 exemplars
Tabloid Dreams: Stories (1996) 228 exemplars
Severance: Stories (2005) 195 exemplars
A Small Hotel (2011) 183 exemplars
Mr. Spaceman (2000) 181 exemplars
The Deep Green Sea (1997) 138 exemplars
Perfume River (2016) 132 exemplars
The Hot Country (2012) 122 exemplars
The Star of Istanbul (2013) 115 exemplars
Fair Warning: A Novel (2002) 111 exemplars
Paris in the Dark (2018) 86 exemplars

Obres associades

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Col·laborador — 628 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Col·laborador — 285 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Col·laborador — 243 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 225 exemplars
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Col·laborador — 214 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 184 exemplars
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Col·laborador — 140 exemplars
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of (2000) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
New Stories from the South 2000: The Year's Best (2000) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1995 (1995) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1997 (1997) — Preface; Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1991 (1991) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Surreal South (2007) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplars


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The magic is missing, the usual magic I found in all of the other books by Mr. Butler.
His main character bored me so badly I left the book shortly after his arrival in Anchorage.
He hates New York, he hates Anchorage within five minutes of landing, he keeps flashing back to Vietnam, his ex-wife just jumped off a balcony.
Mr. Butler's other books are other worldly, and have some great humorous scenes . This story felt flat to me.
Sprinkle some cosmic magic.
juliechabon | May 20, 2024 |
A collection of short stories by an American GI (who has long taught creative writing on the college level) who served as a translator in Vietnam. He clearly is taken with the country and its people but I found it offputting that all of the stories are told by Vietnamese narrators. There’s just something about an American writing from the point of view of Vietnamese narrators that bothered me. This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993; back then, there weren’t a lot of Vietnamese authors writing or available in English so, from that perspective, I guess it’s all understandable but it mostly left me surprised that this was a Pulitzer winner.… (més)
Gypsy_Boy | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Aug 26, 2023 |
This is about the effect of the war on an American family told decades after the war ended. Butler has a true knack for the way people think and talk: how we say one thing even as we are thinking another. One brother served in Vietnam and one brother fled to Canada. They’re both around 70 now and the book is about their relationship and their relationships to their parents. Very well done. A far better book than A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. As someone who remembers that period vividly, I found it moving, evocative, and true.… (més)
Gypsy_Boy | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Aug 26, 2023 |
Pulitzer Prize winning author
JimandMary69 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Aug 16, 2023 |



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