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Gaitskill, Mary 1954-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 187 publications in 8 languages and 8,015 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.A36, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Mary Gaitskill
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When I was young, my mother read me a story about a wicked little girl. She read it to me and my two sisters. We sat curled against her on the couch and she read from the book on her lap. The lamp shone on us and there was a blanket over us. The girl in the story was beautiful and cruel. Because her mother was poor, she sent her daughter to work for rich people, who spoiled and petted her. The rich people told her she had to visit her mother. But the girl felt she was too good and went merely to show herself. One day, the rich people sent her home with a loaf of bread for her mother. But when the little girl came to a muddy bog, rather than ruin her shoes, she threw down the bread and stepped on it. It sank into the bog and she sank with it. She sank into a world of demons and deformed creatures. Because she was beautiful, the demon queen made her into a statue as a gift for her great-grandson. The girl was covered in snakes and slime and surrounded by the hate of every creature trapped like she was. She was starving but couldn't eat the bread still welded to her feet. She could hear what people were saying about her; a boy passing by saw what had happened to her and told everyone, and they all said she deserved it. Even her mother said she deserved it. The girl couldn't move, but if she could have, she would've twisted with rage. "It isn't fair!" cried my mother, and her voice mocked the wicked girl
Two girls, fat and thin : a novel by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om to kvinder, den tynde Justine og den fede Dorothy, som - til trods for, at de er så forskellige - i barndommen har oplevet den samme vold, smerte og isolation, hvilket har gjort dem ude af stand til at bruge deres følelser
Don't cry : stories by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories unfolding against the backdrop of American life over the last thirty years includes "College Town 1980," "The Little Boy," and "Mirror Ball," in which a young man steals a girl's soul during a one-night stand
Bad behavior by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because they wanted to : stories by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of tales on sexual adventures
The best American short stories 2012 : selected from U. S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Perrotta explains in his introduction that "all of [these stories] took me somewhere I didn't expect to go, and jolted me into that state of heightened awareness and emotional receptivity that's one of the great rewards of reading good fiction." The characters in these stories seek to discover something lacking in their life. Their stories take sharp and surprising turns and often reach dazzling conclusions. In Nathan Englander's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," a playful discussion between two married couples veers into darker territory, exposing a secret that might have been better left unspoken. Taiye Selasi writes a portrait of a motherless girl on the cusp of pubescence in Africa, where womanhood may not be something to be celebrated. "What's Important is Feeling: by Adam Wilson gives us a window onto a movie set where the narrator aches for something cinematic to happen in his life. Roxane Gay's "North Country" introduces us to an unlikely couple who circle each other in a wary dance of approach and avoidance. An unexpected visitor with a brown glass bottle kicks off a wonderfully strange fable about how we look at ourselves in Steven Millhauser's "Miracle Polish." Full of clear, idiosyncratic voices and intriguing points of view, this multifaceted collection will reward readers. And, as Perrotta unapologetically states, "By any standard, this year's batch of stories is pretty damn good."
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion-modeling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica--an older wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader. Improbably, the two women become friends. Their friendship will survive not only Alison's reentry into the seductive nocturnal realm of fashion, but also Veronica's terrible descent into the then-uncharted realm of AIDS. The memory of their friendship will continue to haunt Alison years later, when she, too, is aging and ill and is questioning the meaning of what she experienced and who she became during that time
Best new American voices 2009 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Da Capo best music writing 2006 : the year's finest writing on rock, hip-hop, jazz, pop, country, and more by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...Essential reading for anyone who loves great music and impassioned writing about it"--P. [4] of cover
Infanta by Ralph Gibson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de jaren tachtig ontstaat een bijzondere vriendschap tussen twee door het leven getekende vrouwen
Eleven : Philip-Lorca diCorcia by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secretary by Steven Shainberg ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een vrouw, die net uit een psychiatrische kliniek is ontslagen, wordt secretaresse bij een advocatenkantoor waar ze een sadomasochistische relatie krijgt met haar baas
Yi ran mei li : ai li sen yu wei rou ni ka by Gecijier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yi ran mei li / Veronica / Mary Gaitskill by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs by Ralph Gibson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cattiva condotta by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman psychologique (intime). Roman philosophique
La faille by Mary Gaitskill ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un recueil de nouvelles sous forme de portraits de femmes. Ces récits basés sur des situations banales mettent l'accent sur la tension sexuelle entre les individus, sur la gêne qui s'établit entre les êtres, sur les ressorts cachés des rapports de domination.--[Memento]
 
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Alternative Names
ゲイツキル, メアリー
Languages
English (125)
Italian (6)
Chinese (4)
French (3)
Polish (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
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