A New and Glorious Life: Novellas

A New and Glorious Life: Novellas

by Michelle Herman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887482847
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Series: Carnegie Mellon Short Fiction Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

MICHELLE HERMAN is the author of the novel Missing. She teaches at Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, where she lives with her husband, the painter Glen Holland, and their daughter Grace.

Table of Contents

Auslander • A New and Glorious Life • Hope Among Men

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Phillip Lopate

"These novellas have a psychological depth and acute worldliness one associates with continental fiction. Michelle Herman's sympathies bridge generations and genders; her intelligence conveys both the lovingness and coldness of the way we live now. Her work is a sophisticated pleasure."

Marly Swick

"Reading Michelle Herman's collection is like eating Godiva chocolates, something so exquisitely enjoyable you can't get enough of it. How often, in this day and age, does one get to read a love story which is also a literary gem? These novellas are the stuff of classics."

Josef Skvorecky

"These three novellas are three gems, each with distinctive coloring and distinctive authorial voice. The winter atmosphere of the artists' colony in the title novella is captured in its unique mixture of aggressive companionship and loneliness, and frames an unusual love story played against a critical view of a marriage of two incompatibles. The highlight of this book, however, is the novella 'Hope Among Men.' . . . Herman's is a subtle, generous, humorous and touching triptych on the theme of love, oh, love, oh careless love."

Alison Lurie

"In A New and Glorious Life Michelle Herman looks with intelligence, sympathy, and wit at the lives of a wide range of contemporary men and women—some of them eventually glorious and others sad but holding their own."

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