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Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 608 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0330311565 | Isbn-13: 9780330311564 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
These short stories cover almost 3 decades. The collection includes prize-winning stories such as "Innocence", "Largely an Oral History of My Mother", "His Son" and "Verona: A Young Man Speaks". The author has also written "First Love and Other Sorrows".
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    _Innocence_

    I figured I had kept her from being too depressed after fucking – it’s hard for a girl with any force in her and any brains to accept the whole thing of fucking, of being fucked without trying to turn it on its end, so that she does some fucking, or some fucking up; I mean, the mere power of arou ...continue

    I figured I had kept her from being too depressed after fucking – it’s hard for a girl with any force in her and any brains to accept the whole thing of fucking, of being fucked without trying to turn it on its end, so that she does some fucking, or some fucking up; I mean, the mere power of arousing the man so he wants to fuck isn’t enough; she wants him to be willing to die in order to fuck. There’s a kind of strain or intensity women are bred for, as beasts, for childbearing when childbearing might kill them, and child rearing when the child might die at any moment: it’s in women to live under that danger, with that risk, that close to tragedy, with that constant taut or casual courage. They need death and nobility near. To be fucked when there’s no drama inherent in it, when you’re not going to rise to a level of nobility and courage forever denied the male, is to be cut off from what is inherently female, bestially speaking.

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