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Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories

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E heart of a disfigured young woman who has run away from her life in search of a better one This award winning story is the basis for the musical Violet which won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award In Hitchhiker a wary secretary hitches a rid. An odd beautiful and unnerving collection of stories Unapologetically told from the White female Southern perspective these delve into a variety of topics childbirth; faith healing; interracial sex; dreamworld journeys that I found both strange and mesmerizing While something of a time capsule perhaps it is certainly an engaging thoughtful and worthwhile read

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E in a boat with a man hell bent on saving fish; instead he saves her from the river and herself And in the title story Betts brilliantly captures the inner life of a teacher and writer struggling to control her classroom her household and her life. So you should know right off the bat that this book was not the inspiration or original version of the movie from a few years back And you should also know that it’s unfortunate they took the title because this is a really strong collection and the title story is pretty much perfectThis collection has nine stories and Doris Betts is incredibly wry wicked funny and poignant of a writer The collection opens with “Ugly Pilgrim” about a disfigured woman running away Other of the shorter stories includes the “Hitch Hiker” and “Mother in Law” By the time we get to the title story it just becomes completely unhingedThe story is about a teacher in a high school whose school and home life are demanding awful hilariously rough and so dreams about a kind of almost utopian space where she can love another man and send her own husband to some kind of prison The scenes in the schoolhouse are hilarious and so true to life It’s a nice reminder how much of stories about school are rightfully told from the perspective of kids who have been abused by the system and not enough about teachers who are also abused by the system Her description of kids asking to turn in anything anything to stand in for what is assigned is hilariously accurate and a little reassuring given it’s 45 years later and still happensThe rest of the collection is mostly good with one or two stories being less than that One story really shines and that is “Still Life with Fruit” which tells of a truly nightmarish hospital stay of a woman ten days past her due date

Read & download Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Doris Betts

Back in print at last the nine beautifully crafted tales in Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories display Doris Betts at the top of her form compassionate witty and unforgettable The Ugliest Pilgrim takes you into the adventures and into th. A This has nothing to do with the terrific indie film of the same titleB No one in my book club realized that when we uickly agreed on it as our next titleC No one in my book club was anything less than amazed at how good it was from first story to last

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories
  • Doris Betts
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 9780684838052

About the Author: Doris Betts

Doris Betts 1932 2012 former Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers wrote nine novels and three collections of short stories including The Gentle Insurrection The Sharp Teeth of Love Souls Raised from the Dead which won the Southern Book Award and Beasts of the Southern Wild which was a finalist for the National Book Award Betts taught at the University of North Carolina at Ch