Whose Song?: And Other Stories

Whose Song?: And Other Stories

Thomas Glave / Jun 04, 2020
Whose Song And Other Stories Author Thomas Glave is known for his stylistic brio and courageous explorations into the heavily mined territories of race and sexuality This searing collection of stories is a stunning debut of a wri
  • Title: Whose Song?: And Other Stories
  • Author: Thomas Glave
  • ISBN: 9780872863750
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author Thomas Glave is known for his stylistic brio and courageous explorations into the heavily mined territories of race and sexuality This searing collection of stories is a stunning debut of a writer the Village Voice has named One to Watch Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin while forging new groundAuthor Thomas Glave is known for his stylistic brio and courageous explorations into the heavily mined territories of race and sexuality This searing collection of stories is a stunning debut of a writer the Village Voice has named One to Watch Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin while forging new ground of his own His voice is strong and his technique dazzling as he cuts to the bone of what it means to be black in America, white in America, gay in America, and human in the world at large These stories span the globe of the human experience and the human heart They are brutal in some places, tender in others, but always honestly told A true talent of the 21st century Gloria Naylor Thomas Glave has a strong talent and courage to take up the right to enter the inner selves of both black and white characters in his stories This is a creative claim beyond authenticity determined by skin color He also has that essential writer s ear for the way different people speak within their cultures, and what their idiom gives away of their inhibitions and affirmations Nadine Gordimer What a writer What a book Glave is a brilliant writer of startlingly fresh prose His stories are intricate tapestries of life rendered through a triumphant act of the imagination Clarence Major Remarkable stories by a gifted writer who explores the stresses, the split minds, the implicit grandeurs, the subtleties, and the terrors of emotional desire and obsession Wilson Harris Glave s rare insight, boundless courage, and fierce imagination make these stories resound long after you turn the last page Village VoiceThomas Glave is the author of Whose Song and Other Stories, the essay collection Words to Our Now Imagination and Dissent winner of a 2005 Lambda Literary Award , and is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles winner of a 2008 Lambda Literary Award.
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      • Thomas Glave

        Thomas Glave was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica A two time New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, he is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Brown University His work has earned many honors, including the Lambda Literary Award in 2005, an O Henry Prize he is the second gay African American writer, after James Baldwin, to win this award , a Fine Arts Center in Provincetown Fellowship, and a Fulbright fellowship to Jamaica While there, he worked on issues of social justice, and helped found the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All Sexuals, and Gays.


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    1. So devastating, so economical James Baldwin was describing Pride and Prejudice but he could easily have been talking about Thomas Glave s luminous collection of short stories Glave is damn magician the ways he plays with language, his fierce imagination, his boundless ambition makes for a heady potpourri of themes, voices, and textures that will leave you intoxicated Brutal and tender, intricate and vast he contains multitudes.


    2. There stories are damn near perfect, Glave never makes a misstep The reader is inside his head and taken on a fast ride, like being on a roller coaster headed for a tunnel That said, try telling someone just what any of these stories is exactly about Impossible You read for texture and consciousness, not plot Exhilarating Yes Edifying Not really.


    3. I wanted to like this because Nadine Gordimer blurbed it and its author is a black gay man The first story was great but the subsequent ones were unreadable.



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