Assorted Fire Events

Assorted Fire Events

Ranging across America, taking in a breathtaking array of voices and experiences, this story collection now stands as one of the finest of our time.

Author: David Means

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780865478886

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Upon its publication, Assorted Fire Events won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and received tremendous critical praise. Ranging across America, taking in a breathtaking array of voices and experiences, this story collection now stands as one of the finest of our time.
Categories: Fiction

Short Story Index

Short Story Index

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ISBN: UOM:49015002942739

Category: Short stories

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Categories: Short stories

Masterplots II A Chi

Masterplots II   A Chi

ASSORTED FIRE EVENTS Author : David Means ( 1961 - ) Type of plot :
Antistory , metafiction Time of plot : The 1990 ' s Locale : Hudson River Valley ,
New York First published : 2000 Principal characters : A WRITER , the narrator
HIS AUNT ...

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587651416

Category: Study Aids

Page: 8

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Examines the theme, characters, plot, style and technique of nineteenth- and twentieth-century works by prominent authors from around the world.
Categories: Study Aids

The Spot

The Spot

The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery. The Spot is a park on the Hudson River, where two lovers sense their affair is about to come to an end.

Author: David Means

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429932791

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery. The Spot is a park on the Hudson River, where two lovers sense their affair is about to come to an end. The Spot is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the currents of her own tragic story. The Spot is in the ear of a Manhattan madman plagued by a noisy upstairs neighbor . The Spot is a suburban hospital room in which a young father confronts his son's potentially devastating diagnosis. The Spot is a dusty encampment in Nebraska where a gang of inept radicals plot a revolution. The Spot draws thirteen new stories together into a masterful collection that shows David Means at his finest: at once comically detached and wrenchingly affecting, expansive and concise, wildly inventive and firmly rooted in tradition. Means's work has earned him comparisons to Flannery O'Connor (London Review of Books), Alice Munro, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac (Newsday), Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson (Chicago Tribune/NPR), Denis Johnson (Entertainment Weekly), Poe, Chekhov, and Carver (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), but the spot he has staked out in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.
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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Gale Group, Scot Peacock. Assorted Fire Events ; Los Angeles Times book prize ,
2001 , for Assorted Fire Events ; Esquire Best Book of Fiction , 2001 . Choice ,
December , 1993 , E. C. Ramirez , review of When People Play People , pp .

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787646008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

September 10 , 2000 Burning Down the House A collection of stories in which an
assortment of characters play with fire . By MARIA RUSSO ASSORTED FIRE
EVENTS : Stories By David Means . 165 pp . New York : Context Books .

Author: New York Times Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Instructions for a Funeral

Instructions for a Funeral

After winning international acclaim with his first novel, the Man Booker-nominated Hystopia, David Means returns to the form that made his name in Instructions for a Funeral, a collection of fourteen masterful stories that run the gamut ...

Author: David Means

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571330973

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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After winning international acclaim with his first novel, the Man Booker-nominated Hystopia, David Means returns to the form that made his name in Instructions for a Funeral, a collection of fourteen masterful stories that run the gamut from the playful to the personal. 'The Terminal Artist,' originally published in Vice, skirts reportage in grappling with the revelation that the death of a hospitalized loved one was in fact a murder; 'The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934,' from the New Yorker, is a wry anatomy of the moments before an FBI raid goes spectacularly wrong; while 'The Chair,' from The Paris Review, gives us a clear-eyed look at fatherhood, with all its paradoxes, recriminations, and rewards gloriously intact. Means's work has earned him comparisons to Flannery O'Connor, Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Denis Johnson, Poe, Chekhov, and Carver - but his place in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.
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Dialogue

Dialogue

David Means, Assorted Fire Events: Stories (New York: Faber and Faber, Inc.,
2000). 4. Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men (New York: Harcourt, Brace
and Co., 1946). 5. Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (New York:
Viking ...

Author: Robert Mckee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455591923

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling. Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation. Now, in Dialogue, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. Dialogue applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.
Categories: Performing Arts

A River in Egypt

A River in Egypt

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. In his masterful story 'A River in Egypt', David Means paints a portrait of a moment.

Author: David Means

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571354597

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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In his masterful story 'A River in Egypt', David Means paints a portrait of a moment. Cavanaugh and his young son are suspended; trapped in what a nurse calls 'the sweat chamber', where the boy will be tested for cystic fibrosis. Cavanaugh has brought distractions - spasmodic action figures, malformed toy trucks - but they do little to alter the frustration of the sick child screaming, or to alleviate the anxiety of the time spent waiting for 'some exactitude in the form of a diagnosis'.
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The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015066404149

Category: Guardian (Manchester, England)

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Categories: Guardian (Manchester, England)

The Believer

The Believer

Agnes lay prone on the divan wearing only anymore , " begins a story in David
Means's panties and a bra , exposing her long legs and her previous collection ,
Assorted Fire Events . It's an schoolgirl belly and the dimpled muscles of thigh .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020150659

Category: Authors

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Categories: Authors

The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

David Means ' s second book of stories , Assorted Fire Events ( 2000 ) , was
nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Los Angeles
Times Book Prize . He was born and raised in Kalamazoo , Michigan , before
migrating ...

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618124926

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
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Esquire s Big Book of Fiction

Esquire s Big Book of Fiction

David Means ' s ( 1961 - ) most recent collection of stories , Assorted Fire Events ,
won the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the
National Book Critics Circle Award . “ Lightning Man ” appeared in Esquire in ...

Author: Adrienne Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016020486

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 313

An anthology of short fiction from the pages of "Esquire" magazine from the early 1930s to the late 1990s showcases contributions by such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, Flannery O'Connor, and Saul Bellow.
Categories: Fiction

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

thor of “ Assorted Fire Events ” and “ The Secret Goldfish , " has a new collection
Yoni Brenner ( Shouts & Murmurs , of stories , “ The Spot , ” coming out in p . 31 )
is a screenwriter . May . Alight - heart , kick - of - es howl . - Elle magazine Laura ...

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039814751

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

New York

New York

That certainly is the case in Means's GOLDFISH acclaimed previous collection ,
Assorted Fire Events , and his new one , The Secret Goldfish ( Fourth Estate ; $
22.95 ) . DAVID “ A good collection for me is like a good record , ” he agrees ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556035749209

Category: New York (N.Y.)

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Categories: New York (N.Y.)

Bomb

Bomb

His new book , Assorted Fire Events , will be published by Context Books in the
fall . og Sleeping Bear Lament This prayer of lamentation - if you'll forgive
Rondo's drunk and bloated body washing up on the use of those words - began
the day ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822030050363

Category: Arts, Latin American

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Categories: Arts, Latin American

Epoch

Epoch

A new book , Assorted Fire Events , is due from Context Books this summer
Jacob Molyneux has a story forthcoming in a Writer ' s Harvest anthology edited
by Tobias Wolff . He is currently a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University .

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ISBN: UOM:39015067524580

Category: American poetry

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Categories: American poetry

The Contemporary American Short Story

The Contemporary American Short Story

... and graduated from Columbia University with an M . F . A . in poetry . He is the
author of two short story collections : A Quick Kiss of Redemption and Other
Stories ( 1991 ) and Assorted Fire Events ( 2000 ) , which won the Los Angeles
Times ...

Author: B. Minh Nguyen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017187755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 642

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This comprehensive anthology of contemporary American short fiction focuses on the story and its context from 1960 to the present. A special Introduction discusses the elements of tone, point of view, character, etc. and ideas such as realism and postmodernism. The over 50 stories featured in Nguyen and Shreve's anthology range in style from the traditional narrative to experimental forms. Classic stories are juxtaposed with newer, emerging voices. The stories featured are thematically diverse as well, addressing issues of family and culture, love and loss, ethnicity and gender. 1
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Zoetrope

Zoetrope

His second , Assorted Fire Events , won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for
fiction and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award . His latest
collection , The Secret Goldfish , was short - listed for the Frank O'Connor
International ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133494802

Category: Short stories, American

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Categories: Short stories, American

The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction

The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction

MARIE David Means David Means is the author of A Quick Kiss of Redemption ,
Assorted Fire Events , and The Secret Goldfish . His stories have appeared in
The New Yorker , Harper's , Esquire , The O. Henry Prize Stories , and The Best ...

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: UCSC:32106019990875

Category: Fiction

Page: 759

View: 946

A definitive selection of the finest short fiction by contemporary American authors brings together stories by Russell Banks, John Updike, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, Lorrie Moore, Denis Johnson, Juno Diaz, Mary Gaitskill, and other notable writers. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction