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by Christine Schutt


Nightwork : stories, by Christine Schutt.

Nightwork : stories, by Christine Schutt. And your mother? her father asked when she had already told her stories: grandfather and uncles making house calls on her mother and scolding the poor woman before they made it better, every day less charmed by her mother, opening their wallets, saying, This has got to stop. There is only so much we can take.

CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of the short-story collection Nightwork This is the first collection of fiction or book I have read by Christine Schutt. I was far from the low ceiling of disappointment

CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of the short-story collection Nightwork. Her work, which has garnered an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Prize, is published widely in literary journals. Schutt lives and teaches in New York City. This is the first collection of fiction or book I have read by Christine Schutt. I was far from the low ceiling of disappointment. Nightwork projects on the nocturnal screen of literature an extraordinary innovative style: Filmy.

Please, I say, and her eyes open, and Ann sees me, I think, and she says, Sorry in a loud, steady voice, and she knows. She knows she has been talking in her sleep. She knows she has been talking in her sleep, Did I scare you? The dog, sleeping next to Ann, sleeps through it all. Good, loyal dog he is-this dog and all the others, for as long as I have known her. Ann holds the dog so close, I itch just looking at her bare arm slung around. The bareness of it, that is what snags me, and how she wears these slippery nightgowns-must be cold

In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories.

In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories. Nightwork is a masterful dreamwork, revealing our lives with the startling clarity we long fo. young woman remembers, after a forbidden embrace, the exact quality of her father's skin, "pitted and stubbled under all that color. A girl recalls the strange kingdom that was her grandfather's estate, a place she came to inhabit only through betrayal. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 28 нояб. Nightwork is a masterful dreamwork, revealing with startling clarity the dark and unsettling sexuality that lies just beneath the surface of the mundane.

A girl recalls the In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories

A girl recalls the In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories. Nightwork is a masterful dreamwork, revealing our lives with the startling clarity we long for. A young woman remembers, after a forbidden embrace, the exact quality of her father's skin, "pitted and stubbled under all that color.

Schutt Christine (EN). In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories.

This new book of stories confirms Christine Schutt’s brilliant reputation as an important American writer. Pure Hollywood is pure gold

This new book of stories confirms Christine Schutt’s brilliant reputation as an important American writer. Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Pure Hollywood is pure gold. In tales of rare wit and verve, Christine Schutt leads us into the lives of her perfectly drawn characters-couples young and old, children, skinny men, charming women-and dances on masterful prose through gardens, alcohol (often too much), luxurious homes, and resort vacation spots. Come for the art of her exquisitely weird writing and stay for the human drama.

Christine Schutt, an American novelist and short story writer, has been a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She received her BA and MA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her MFA from Columbia University. Schutt is the author of three collections of short stories, A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer, Nightwork, and Pure Hollywood

Christine Schutt on Nightwork.

Christine Schutt on Nightwork. Here, Schutt recalls her early attempts at writing, in her twenties, and the feedback she invariably received: You can write very beautiful sentences and beautiful descriptions, but it may take you twenty years to figure out how to do a stor. thought, Twenty years, my god! I’d be in my forties!

In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories. Nightwork is a masterful dreamwork, revealing our lives with the startling clarity we long for.A young woman remembers, after a forbidden embrace, the exact quality of her father's skin, "pitted and stubbled under all that color." A girl recalls the strange kingdom that was her grandfather's estate, a place she came to inhabit only through betrayal.Romantic linkings are often unexpected: mother-son, father-daughter, mother-lover-daughter. In "What Have You Been Doing?" a mother teaches her son how to kiss. In "Dead Men," a woman finds herself unable to be touched by her new lover without experiencing intensely erotic recollections of the lover who is gone.The stories are sensually detailed and sometimes shocking. Hands, feet, breasts ... bodies are known, as they are known, mostly in bed. "Before the dead man, she had slept by herself with her hands to herself like a poultice."Here is an Everywoman, voiced from familiar enclosures: a house in the country, an apartment in town. The muted landscapes, too, are an Everyplace made of "wind and slashes of high blue sky in the heads of furious trees."Schutt's fearlessness, her passionate honesty, is the source for the language of these splendid stories -- night worlds, which may disturb our composure but enable us to dream while awake.
Hystana
Overall Schutt does what most every modern literature piece does, puts words together in an interesting if not very confusing way. There is never any definite in the novel and more often than not its up to you to discover what the actual context of each chapter is (there were plenty where even after reading I had a very wishy washy idea of what was happening). That's today's literature so I can't really knock the book for it.

However, the novel is about all things dark. At first it felt edgy and exciting but once you read about 5 different characters who are all in their own unique messed up scenario you start to feel a bit less interested in the darkness as a whole. She never departs from just telling stories that all have some messed up motivation behind him. I wouldn't recommend the book to anyone unless they really have a flair for this kind of writing and a stomach for some dark topics.
Erennge
This is the first collection of fiction or book I have read by Christine Schutt. I was far from the low ceiling of disappointment.
Nightwork projects on the nocturnal screen of literature an extraordinary innovative style: Filmy. Organic. Deliberate. Sexual.
Her sentences compacted; words intense, dynamic, sensual. The mechanics of her stories well-oiled, run on its own Schutt's vernacular.

She addresses sexuality and kinship, mundane bondage, social rituals inside of bedrooms and in cars, diseases and deaths, with such keen honesty and blurred lucidness--I am made speechless. Her writing is the rawest and the most original I have been exposed to in the last two years. I consider her "Dead Men" in this collection riveting. As demonstrated from the following two excerpts: "she hears it catching and puts her hand out as if to press the dead man still when he is forever making noises-gaseous exhalations in the downward drift" and "The love she thinks, does not know or want to say he knows what she is-sore, a hole, a blankness he must try to strike."

Others short stories such as "Metropolis" and "To have and to Hold" carry the same tone of a richly forbidden morbidity as "Dead Men".
Dolid
This book, to me, was a roller coaster of short stories. I started out enjoying the book immensely. But as I read on, the stories began to go downhill for me. Then once again back up and back down.
I think this book was very well written, I do. But in some cases, the stories were overstuffed with pretty words and became hard to follow at points.
It wasn't a horrible book, by any means. I loved parts and hated parts. I wouldn't recommend it to someone, unless they were ready to dive into a deep book of artsy stories and scattered thoughts.
Inerrace
Harmless Oedipal fun . . . plays well in Fairfield County
Aiata
Like Lutz, Holloand etc, this work is marked by Gordon Lish's language oriented narrative. Like many of Lish's writers--they are not Raymond Carver--the work is all style and no substance. Don't bother. It's sound and fury signifying nothing.
Nightwork: Stories ebook
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Random House Value Publishing (December 23, 1997)
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