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The Resource Sex and death : stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs

Sex and death : stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs

Label
Sex and death : stories
Title
Sex and death
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, edited by two masters of the form, a diverse group of contemporary writers probes the nature and connection between two of the most powerful, exhilarating, and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience. The drive for life{u2014}for survival and reproduction{u2014}and the drive for death{u2014}for violence and self-destruction{u2014}are the two dominant, instinctive urges of human behavior. These conflicting compulsions, characterized by Freud as Eros and Thanatos, are also the central themes of great literature. In Sex and Death, some of today{u2019}s most compelling writers from around the globe{u2014}Kevin Barry, Lynn Coady, Ceridwen Dovey, Robert Drewe, Damon Galgut, Petina Gappah, Sarah Hall, Peter Hobbs, Yiyun Li, Alexander MacLeod, Ben Marcus, Jon McGregor, Guadalupe Nettel, Courttia Newland, Taiye Selasi, Ali Smith, Wells Tower, Claire Vaye Watkins, Alan Warner, Clare Wigfall{u2014}explore these challenging themes with honesty, psychological acuity, brutality, tenderness, and empathy, in stories that are disquieting, illuminating, funny, and utterly dazzling."--from back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
823/.9208
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6120.2
LC item number
.S42 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1973-
  • 1943-
  • 1967-
  • 1973-
  • 1974-
  • 1972-
  • 1976-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hall, Sarah
  • Hobbs, Peter
  • Drewe, Robert
  • Marcus, Ben
  • Dovey, Ceridwen
  • Tower, Wells
  • Hall, Sarah
  • Li, Yiyun
  • McGregor, Jon
  • Watkins, Claire Vaye
  • Newland, Courttia
  • Gappah, Petina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Death
Label
Sex and death : stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber Limited"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Evie
  • Sarah Hall
  • Days after love
  • Yiyun Li
  • Where hast thou been
  • Jon McGregor
  • 10-item Edinburgh postpartum depression scale
  • Claire Vaye Watkins
  • Reversible
  • Courttia Newland
  • Dr Pacific
  • News of her death
  • Petina Gappah
  • Visitation
  • Damon Galgut
  • Frank's last days
  • Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
  • Porto baso scale modellers
  • Alan Warner
  • Fin
  • Lynn Coady
  • Robert Drewe
  • In the reactor
  • Peter Hobbs
  • Brunhilda in love
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Closing date
  • Alexander MacLeod
  • Fortune fish
  • Clare Wigfall -- Toronto and the state of grace
  • Kevin Barry
  • Metaphysical / {u01c2}r Ali Smith
  • George and Elizabeth
  • Ben Marcus
  • Fixations
  • Ceridwen Dovey
  • Postcard
  • Wells Tower
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780062354709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky283458104
  • (OCoLC)925497508
  • 933082
Label
Sex and death : stories, edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs
Publication
Note
"First published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber Limited"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Evie
  • Sarah Hall
  • Days after love
  • Yiyun Li
  • Where hast thou been
  • Jon McGregor
  • 10-item Edinburgh postpartum depression scale
  • Claire Vaye Watkins
  • Reversible
  • Courttia Newland
  • Dr Pacific
  • News of her death
  • Petina Gappah
  • Visitation
  • Damon Galgut
  • Frank's last days
  • Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
  • Porto baso scale modellers
  • Alan Warner
  • Fin
  • Lynn Coady
  • Robert Drewe
  • In the reactor
  • Peter Hobbs
  • Brunhilda in love
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Closing date
  • Alexander MacLeod
  • Fortune fish
  • Clare Wigfall -- Toronto and the state of grace
  • Kevin Barry
  • Metaphysical / {u01c2}r Ali Smith
  • George and Elizabeth
  • Ben Marcus
  • Fixations
  • Ceridwen Dovey
  • Postcard
  • Wells Tower
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780062354709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky283458104
  • (OCoLC)925497508
  • 933082

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