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ISBN: 1582432937
Author: Victoria Lancelotta
Language: English
Publisher: Counterpoint (August 14, 2003)
Pages: 168
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 914
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We leave that world Lancelotta painted for us in each vignette, painted so carefully. In each sentence you can feel her painstakingly work the words. Here in the World" is a fantastic collection of thirteen short stories

We leave that world Lancelotta painted for us in each vignette, painted so carefully. We leave each world touched by her prose. That's the power and the craft in the haunting. Here in the World" is a fantastic collection of thirteen short stories. Each story is told from the perspective of a different woman, and all of the stories, though very different, have sensual overtones and dreamlike qualities. Religion is also a theme in many of these stories, specifically Catholicism.

Here in the World book. The women in Victoria Lancelotta's debut collection of stories live in the space between memory and desire, where what they see around them and what they know to be true can be vastly different things. They live in a world where time is These elegant vignettes press us, face first, into our own needs, into the raw fact of the body's desires.

The women in Victoria Lancelotta's debut collection of stories live in the space between memory and desire, where what they see around them and what they know to be true can be vastly different things. They live in a world where time is malleable, stones are food, the body is an altar, and the confessional is a difficult paradise. Here a blind man's stick and a church carnival offer equal opportunities for redemption, and the family is the last place to look for home.

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Victoria Lancelotta is an exquisite writer And I liked the sensation. This is probably why I like Victoria Lancelotta's book so much. It's been said that there are two types of Catholic - devout and fallen.

Victoria Lancelotta is an exquisite writer. The thirteen stories in this collection are woven by powerful prose and a keen detail to depth, emotion, and place. The stories are engaging and strike the reader in the dead center of the chest. And I liked the sensation. Perhaps Victoria Lancelotta makes up a third category, someone who lingers inbetween. In these stories we find that here, down below Heaven, we taste of suffering drop by greasy drop. Men look into your makeup-coated face, but God looks into your heart - even in a smoky bar.

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Lancelotta has written two books. She has been a resident of the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists' Program and was a visiting scholar at the 1997 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida in 1994, and she won the Heinfield Transatlantic Award.

Here in the World: Thirteen Stories. by Victoria Lancelotta. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781582430997 (978-1-58243-099-7) Hardcover, Counterpoint, 2000. Find signed collectible books: 'Here in the World: Thirteen Stories'.

Here in the World - Victoria Lancelotta. They live in a world where time is malleable, stones are food, the body is an altar, the confessional is a difficult paradise; and the family is the last place to look for home. Edgy, brilliant, and disturbing, Here in the World presents us with short stories about women who, however flawed or compromised, are fierce and unforgettable.

by Victoria Lancelotta.

These elegant vignettes press us, face first, into our own needs, into the raw fact of the body's desires. New York Times Book Review . The women in Victoria Lancelotta's debut collection of stories live in the space between memory and desire, where what they see around them and what they know to be true can be vastly different things. They live in a world where time is malleable, stones are food, the body is an altar, the confessional is a difficult paradise; and the family is the last place to look for home.Edgy, brilliant, and disturbing, Here in the World presents us with short stories about women who, however flawed or compromised, are fierce and unforgettable.

Comments:

FailCrew
As other reviewers have noted, this is not a collection of 13 short stories, but vignettes. In other words, there is no "beginning, middle, and end" in the sense of "short story." This is slice of life" fiction. No real plot, exposition, conflict, or dénouement.

Having said that, if you enjoy watching a person work the word-craft, you'll enjoy every one of these gems. The enjoyment is immediate and sticks with you. I mean: from the first sentence of each vignette you'll find yourself pulled into and strung along by Lancelotta's prose immediately--

Listen. Here is a love story. "The Guide"

This is the sort of air that sticks, the kind you want to pull off you, away from your skin, ... "What I Know"

There were these things I saw through the window: ... "Fesitval"

The man in the house next door is finished dying. "Other Water"

--all the way to...not a "conclusion" but a "leaving" I think is a better word. We leave that world Lancelotta painted for us in each vignette, painted so carefully. In each sentence you can feel her painstakingly work the words. We leave each world touched by her prose. That's the power and the craft in the haunting. It sticks with you. It's made to stick with you. As one of her characters says in "In Houses": I have been opened up, rewritten.

So will you.
Nuadador
I sincerely wish that Victoria Lancelotta had published more books than just this amazing collection of short stories and her novel, "Far." She is an amazing writer and has crafted some of the most beautiful prose I have ever read in my life.

"Here in the World" is a fantastic collection of thirteen short stories. Each story is told from the perspective of a different woman, and all of the stories, though very different, have sensual overtones and dreamlike qualities. Religion is also a theme in many of these stories, specifically Catholicism. To me, these stories are almost all very sexually charged and feature women who are struggling to regain control over their lives. I relate to Lancelotta's writing because I think she does a beautiful job of capturing the way women think on paper. Her stories are overpowering and a true pleasure to read. I can't say enough good things about this book. Just do yourself a favor and read it.
Ericaz
Beautiful, lovely, breathtaking book. I'm a huge fan of hers and was seeking out other books of hers to read ever since I finished her book "Far" which is also amazing. Reading her is like being in a raw, heartbreaking, sensual dream.
kewdiepie
I'm a Roman Catholic who accidentally grew up in the south. The Baptists would swing by our neighborhood in their buses labeled Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They'd knock on my door and, upon seeing my Catholic schoolboy outfit, would tell me I was going to hell. And I liked the sensation. This is probably why I like Victoria Lancelotta's book so much.
It's been said that there are two types of Catholic -- devout and fallen. Perhaps Victoria Lancelotta makes up a third category, someone who lingers inbetween.
In these stories we find that here, down below Heaven, we taste of suffering drop by greasy drop. Men look into your makeup-coated face, but God looks into your heart -- even in a smoky bar. Men see and smell and touch your body, but God sees your intention. Your fundiment is hidden from sight, but is of the first importance. The great inner struggle is fought during times of darkness, and suffering. A pure life is just beyond our reach -- we heard it slip past, tip-toeing down the stairs, maybe going to that loud party down the street -- but now it's gone, replaced by vague regret.
Note to Catholics: Buy now, and you may receive a Plenary Indulgence. Let's say three years.
Cogelv
Victoria Lancelotta is an exquisite writer. The thirteen stories in this collection are woven by powerful prose and a keen detail to depth, emotion, and place. The stories are engaging and strike the reader in the dead center of the chest. The characters never falter and Lancelotta brings us into a world where the mundane is beautiful and the taboo is extraordinary.

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