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First Love and Other Sorrows Stories Read & Download ↠ 104 å [EPUB] ✼ First Love and Other Sorrows Stories By Harold Brodkey – Originally published in 1958 First Love and Other Sorrows won Harold Brodkey widespread acclaim and announced a brilliant new arrival on the literary scene BrodOriginally published in First Love and Other and Other PDFEPUB #230 Sorrows won Harold Brodkey widespread acclaim and announced a brilliant new arrival on the literary scene Brodkey was hailed as an 'unusually gifted writer' The Atlantic and a 'rich talent' San Francisco Chronicle whose stories. There is a certain shade of red brick a dark almost melodious red sombre and riddled with blue that is my childhood in St LouisI read that first sentence only and decided to buy this book for four dollars at the bookshop in Ozona Texas I was curious about those bricks and that St Louis The stories here are heavy gentle memories of a life with sisters mothers college sweethearts and friendsOne star is lost due to the last four stories Four attempts at the same story with characters of the same name Suburban Martin and Laura and their daughter Faith Each one begins with a description of Laura's beauty so by the fourth story you are reading it like a parody of the others And although it ends the book on a dull flat note it is incredibly interesting to get a look at a very talented writer trying four times on one little story

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Read like 'murmured confidences highly personal yet carefully contrived' First Love PDF Chicago Tribune In First Love and Other Sorrows the young Brodkey chronicles the world of the educated and affluent middle class of the s at leisure and in love He establishes the themes that would appear t. I accidentally came across Harold Brodkey when I was looking for books on Venice I had picked up My Venice and noticed that the author also had a book of short stories I picked that one up too and decided to read one standing The next thing I knew I was sitting in my car in the parking deck finishing the first story wondering how I had gotten out of the library and if I had actually checked out the book or not

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First Love and Other Sorrows StoriesHroughout his career the painful uncertainties of childhood the halting intimacies of social life with rare terseness Love and Other MOBI #9734 humor and haunting insight Two new stories never before collected from Brodkey's early writings join the original volume to complete a much loved class. I picked this up after hearing Brodkey's story Spring Fugue on the New Yorker podcast Jeffrey Eugenides the reader and selector of the story sung Brodkey's praises adding that the author was the only one to get two stories selected for an upcoming collection he was putting togetherSpring Fugue a story I rather enjoyed was written in a much different style than his earlier work These stories are standard well written psychological portraits of youthful vanity pride ego naïveté lust etc mostly in the style of John Cheever or Updike's early stories Mostly it made me want to pick up his later work to find stories closer to the style I saw in the previously mentioned New Yorker storyAn absolutely fantastic review of Harold Brodkey's life and work from Bookforum