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Eisenberg, Deborah

Works: 52 works in 152 publications in 5 languages and 6,272 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Interviews  Miscellanea  Anecdotes  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3555.I793, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah Eisenberg
Twilight of the superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works includes the tales of a group of friends whose efforts to acquire a luxurious Manhattan sublet are halted by the September 11 attacks, a teacher's Roman holiday in the wake of her husband's life-threatening illness, and a brother's painful love for his schizophrenic sister
The collected stories of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1986, with the publication of her first story collection, Deborah Eisenberg has devoted herself to writing "equisitely distilled stories" that "present an unusually distinctive portrait of contemporary American life," to quote the MacArthur Foundation. This one volume brings together Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997), and her most recent collection--Twilight of the Superheroes (2006)
The best American short stories, 2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2003 and January 2004, selected for inclusion by guest editor Lorrie Moore
All around Atlantis by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven stories on a variety of subjects. The story, Rosie Gets a Soul, is on a woman adjusting to normal life after quitting drugs, in Across the Lake a naive American gets himself mixed up in a liberation war in Latin America, and The Girl Who Left Her Socks on the Floor is on the trials of a girl in a boarding school
Transactions in a foreign currency : stories by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air, 24 hours : Jennifer Bartlett by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Air: 24 Hours, Jennifer Bartlett creates her most personal paintings, all made between 1991 and 1992. Here, in each work, the unflinching presence of time is carefully, conspicuously monitored by a clock - light gray for day, dark gray for night. But motifs, color combinations, even certain images variously recur throughout the 24 paintings, shaking us up, causing us to realize that even the most seemingly casual, intimate scenes (a child's bedroom, a bathroom, the garden fish pond) are the trappings of much larger concerns. Familiar hallmarks of Jennifer Bartlett's earlier work - the relationship between parts and the whole, geometric structures and mathematically precise grids, a painterly sensuality and an almost obsessive fascination with repetition - take on new meaning in the 24 Hour series. Now they are employed to tell a story, to drive the narrative on, to take us deeper and deeper into some dark place." "Fiction writer and playwright Deborah Eisenberg situates these paintings in the most unexpected and provocative ways. Commentaries on each of the plates become the springboard for an extensive conversation with the artist. A visual reference guide to each of the paintings further expands their discussion
The best American short stories, 1991( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the 82nd Airborne by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven knowing, witty stories from the widely praised author of Transactions in a Foreign Currency
The O. Henry prize stories 2013 by Edith Pearlman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat, and the ghost-haunted rubble of a Turkish girls' school. Also included are the editor's introduction, essays from the jurors (Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard) on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines."--Publisher's description
The stories (so far) of Deborah Eisenberg by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered now into one volume, Eisenberg's stories have an astonishing power and range. Her characters, whether they are walking the streets of Manhattan or seemingly abandoned in foreign countries, continually make disquieting and sometimes life-threatening discoveries about themselves, discoveries that illuminate not only their own lives but also the wider net of relationships in which they are enmeshed. Knowing, witty, and exact, Deborah Eisenberg's fiction is fashioned with a jeweler's eye for detail and a profound gift for evoking degrees of human interaction and anxiety
Memoirs of an anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories trace the sentimental education of a restless, complex, and contradictory man from youth to late middle age. In “Skushno,” the adolescent Gregor is disgraced and exacts revenge on the Jewish boy who is a rival for his aunt’s affection. “Youth” finds him on the run from his aristocratic family, supporting himself as a window dresser, and enmeshed in an unhappy affair with a Jewish woman he calls the “black widow.” Vienna in the years leading up to the Anschluss is the setting for the tale of betrayal, “Troth.” And in “Pravda,” the final story, an older man wanders the streets of Rome and reckons with a life held in thrall by passion and prejudice
Back by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back is the story of Charlie Summer, who is back from the war and a POW camp having lost the woman he loved, Rose, to illness before he left and his leg to fighting. In other words, Charlie has very little to come back to, only memories, and on top of that he has been deeply traumatized by his experience of war. Rose's father introduces him to another young woman, Nancy, and Charlie becomes convinced that she is in fact Rose and pursues her. Back is at once a Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identities, a voyage into the world of madness, and a celebration of the improbable healing powers of love"--
Pastorale by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final edition by Wallace Shawn( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only issue of a magazine edited by Wallace Shawn offers an essay by Jonathan Schell, a poem by Mark Strand, a conversation with Noam Chomsky, and a short story by Deborah Eisenberg. Each an attempt to realign our lives in the current of war, terrorism, info-tainment, and art
Little fish : a musical by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folter und Feste( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles fourteen commonly studied short stories by authors including Richard Yates, Julian Barnes, Deborah Eisenberg, and others, providing plot summaries, author biographies, analysis, historical context, and criticism for each
Reisen mit leichtem Gepäck : stories by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transactions dans une monnaie étrangère by Deborah Eisenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sept femmes saisies à un point crucial de leur existence : récits de rupture et de liberté, d'identités perdues et de tentative de se refaire ... Récits dans lesquels on retrouve l'amertume douce, l'humour et la tendresse caractéristiques de l'auteur
Upstairs at the Strand : writers in conversation at the legendary bookstore( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering candid accounts of the ways writers work, think, and live, a book based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at a beloved New York bookstore features conversations with such authors as Patti Smith and Rivka Galchen
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Twilight of the superheroes
Alternative Names
Deborah Eisenberg Amerikaans toneelschrijfster

Deborah Eisenberg écrivaine américaine

Deborah Eisenberg US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Eisenberg, Debroah 1945-

دبورا آیزنبرق

دبورا آیزنبرگ نویسنده آمریکایی

ديبورا أيزنبرغ

아이젠버스, 데보라

English (92)

German (12)

French (7)

Spanish (2)

Swedish (1)

The collected stories of Deborah EisenbergThe best American short stories, 2004All around AtlantisAir, 24 hours : Jennifer BartlettUnder the 82nd AirborneThe stories (so far) of Deborah EisenbergMemoirs of an anti-SemitePastorale