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by Ellen Gilchrist

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ISBN: 0571130208
Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Language: English
Publisher: Faber Faber Inc; First Edition edition (March 12, 1984)
Pages: 353
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 102
Size Fb2: 1956 kb
Size ePub: 1853 kb
Size Djvu: 1300 kb
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Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She won a National Book Award for her 1984 collection of short stories, Victory Over Japan.

Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. Gilchrist was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and spent part of her childhood on a plantation owned by her maternal grandparents. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and studied creative writing under renowned writer Eudora Welty at Millsaps College.

Diversion Books, 22 нояб. At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey

Diversion Books, 22 нояб. At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey. Leaving a troubled past behind, she marries into New Orleans’ high society but finds the privileged world stifling and unsatisfying. Seeking a quieter, more meaningful life, she divorces and moves to the Ozarks where she translates poetry and surrounds herself with artists and intellectuals.

At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey

At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey. Praise: "Gilchrist's accomplished first novel is absorbing, rich, and evocative as she explores the heart and mind of a woman who has the courage to risk traveling an unconventional path in an effort to find the way to herself. Women’s fiction par excellence.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Amanda is a middle-aged would-be writer whose surprising, passionate affair with a young, unsophisticated Arkansas hill musician parallels the experiences of an obscure.

The Annunciation book. For some reason I've had this book sitting in my to-be-read pile for 15 years. I've bought and read other Ellen Gilchrist books since I bought this so I have no idea why I never read it before. The Annunciation follows the desires of Amanda McCarney: an unwed. It was her first novel after several collections of short stories and it doesn't seem to have any of her running characters in it, although Amanda McCamey is not a million miles from Rhoda Manning.

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At the heart of Ellen Gilchrist’s novel is the incorrigible Amanda McCamey. Leaving a troubled past behind, she marries.

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Comments:

Dog_Uoll
This year I have read all of Ellen Gilchrist's fiction and this is by far my favorite of her books. Having read all of them I find that some seem repetitive in plot, circumstances, characterization, etc. This was one of her earlier books, I believe, so it's strange that I read it last. I believe, however, it is the best developed in terms of plotting and structure. Obviously, I am a fan.
Flarik
Spectacular per usual
Zainian
I have twenty pages left to the end of the book and I'm savoring every last page. She creates such vivid characters and the story draws you in immeadiately. Great writer and great read.
betelgeuze
I first read this book at the suggestion of a friend, and it was the first time I ever read anything by this author. I much prefer her short stories, and some of her other characters over Amanda. Amanda can be over-the-top in some ways, and at times I felt like I just wanted to slap her!

But, I found I couldn't put the book down and I loved Gilchrist's skill in evoking a sense of place -- both New Orleans and Fayetteville, Arkansas. I've been to both places and Gilchrist manages to capture the "feel" of both towns.

The ending is sad, but interestingly, in one of her later short story collections -- I think it's "The Age of Miracles" -- Gilchrist writes a short story that is a different ending to this book. And that ending I would have liked better!
Vathennece
I started reading the book about a week ago, because I'm visiting New Orleans in a week, and I like to get into the mood and feel of a city or a place I'm going to visit. Once I started reading it, it just swept me away, it was a fast read, the characters were interesting and I got hooked right away into the story and what would happen to Amanda. I put it down for a week, and then I picked it up on the train home from downtown Miami, and I got wrapped up again, and its like the Buffalo River, it just takes you where its going to take you. I could relate to Amanda because I would like to be a writer, myself, and right now I'm studying Spanish, but not to become a translator like Amanda. I could relate to Amanda, and her feelings and her passions and her guilt and her freedom, wanting to be free and to find out who she is and make her own unique contribution to the world. I love that about Amanda. I like her sense of adventure and survival, going in that canoe down the Buffalo River. I was sad at the way it ended, Will dying in a car accident in a snow storm. Will had gifts too, but he couldn't seem to focus on them and was not as determined as Amanda to do his thing in music as she did hers in writing and translating. I liked the descriptions, the beauty of thought and place and honesty of emotion. I liked hearing the thoughts of the men when they were in love with Amanda and their emotional struggles. I've been in love this summer and I know a man who struggles with this heart and his passion for me. I liked all the people in the book, the masseuse, the doctor, the professor, the potter, the lawyer, all their struggles and feelings. I have two more of her collections of short stories I bought years ago, I am going to read, now, better late than never, Victory Over Japan and In the Land of Dreamy Dreams. I felt like a hooked fish, when I started to read her book, and I couldn't get off the line. My dad felt the way Amanda did about the Catholic religion. The book reminded me of a book my dad liked Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe. I hope to write a book, someday, that good, something that grabs your heart and your emotions.

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