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Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard: Selected Fiction from Six Decades of The Georgia Review,9780820342542

Stories Wanting Only to Be Heard: Selected Fiction from Six Decades of The Georgia Review

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2012
Publisher(s): Univ of Georgia Pr
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Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947 and published there ever since, The Georgia Reviewhas become one of America's most highly regarded journals of arts and letters. Never stuffy and never shallow, The Georgia Reviewseeks a broad audience of intellectually open and curious readers-and strives to give those readers rich content that invites and sustains repeated attention and consideration. Pulitzer Prize winners and never-before-published writers are equals during the journal's manuscript evaluation process, whose goal is to identify and print stories, poems, and essays that promise to be of lasting merit. The year 2012 marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of The Georgia Review, and Stories Wanting Only to Be Heardwill acknowledge that milestone by presenting a selection of the remarkable short fiction published across the decades. The collection includes the work of well-known writers, many of whom were not yet so well known when first selected for publication by the review, and also highlights compelling work from writers whose names may not be as familiar but whose stories are equally compelling and memorable. The stories collected here-each one vivid, distinctive, and worthwhile to read-stand as testament to the significance of The Georgia Review's decades of work to identify and promote writing of exceptional quality. Publication of this book was made possible, in part, by the President's Venture Fund through generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Single Sittingsp. 1
From the Mountains of Pike (Summer 1953)p. 5
A Long Wail (Summer 1964)p. 17
The Jesus Flag (Summer 1967)p. 24
Family Album (Summer 1978)p. 36
I Dated Jane Austen (Summer 1979)p. 39
Sleepy Time Gal (Summer 1979)p. 44
A Portrait of Elmer (Fall 1979)p. 47
The Idiocy of Rural Life (Spring 1980)p. 78
The Snow That Is Nothing in the Triangle (Winter 1981)p. 94
This Heat (Summer 1982)p. 102
The Cookies (Winter 1982)p. 123
Robert Louis Stevenson Banks, a.k.a. Chimley (Summer 1983)p. 125
The World Is a Bed (Summer 1983)p. 130
The Final Proof of Fate and Circumstance (Fall 1983)p. 143
Apocalypse (Winter 1983)p. 154
Manly Conclusions (Winter 1983)p. 169
Stories about the Boys (Fall 1984, Summer 1993, Summer 2001)p. 177
Wanting Only to Be Heard (Winter 1987)p. 192
Concert (Fall 1989)p. 204
The Columbus School for Girls (Fall 1991)p. 208
Light Opera (Summer 1995)p. 221
Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime (Fall 1997)p. 245
I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down (Fall 1998)p. 262
These Hands (Fall 1999)p. 282
Rembrandt's Bones (Winter 1999)p. 311
The Mappist (Spring 2000)p. 327
Three Girls (Fall 2002)p. 338
Which Rocks We Choose (Summer 2006)p. 347
Contributorsp. 363
Creditsp. 369
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