|獎賞：||Man Booker International Prize, 2013|
|描述：||xi, 289 pages ; 22 cm|
|内容：||I. A story of stolen salamis ; The dog hair ; Circular story ; Idea for a sign ; Bloomington ; The cook's lesson ; At the bank ; Awake in the night ; At the bank: 2 ; The two Davises and the rug ; Contingency (vs. necessity) ; Brief incident in short a, long a, and schwa ; Contingency (vs. necessity) 2 : on vacation ; A story told to me by a friend ; The bad novel ; After you left ; The bodyguard ; The child ; The churchyard ; My sister and the Queen of England ; The visit to the dentist ; Letter to a frozen peas manufacturer ; The cornmeal --
II. Two undertakers ; I ask Mary about her friend, the depressive, and his vacation ; The magic of the train ; Eating fish alone ; Can't and Won't ; Pouchet's wife ; Dinner ; The dog ; The grandmother ; The dreadful mucamas ; Reversible story ; A woman, thirty ; How I know what I like (six versions) ; Handel ; The force of the subliminal ; Her geography : Alabama ; The funeral ; The husband-seekers ; In the gallery ; The low sun ; The landing ; The language of the telephone company ; The coachman and the worm ; Letter to a marketing manager --
III. The last of the Mohicans ; Grade two assignment ; Master. An awkward situation ; Housekeeping observation ; The execution ; A note from the paperboy ; In the train station ; The moon ; My footsteps ; How I read as quickly as possible through my back issues of the TLS ; Notes during long phone conversation with mother ; Men ; Negative emotions ; I'm pretty comfortable, but I could be a little more comfortable ; Judgment ; The chairs ; My friend's creation ; The piano ; The party ; The cows ; The exhibition ; Letter to a peppermint candy company ; Her geography : Illinois --
IV. Odon von Horvath out walking ; On the train ; The problem of the vacuum cleaner ; The seals ; Learning medieval history ; My school friend ; The piano lesson ; The schoolchildren in the large building ; The sentence and the young man ; Molly, female cat : history/findings ; The letter to the foundation ; The results of one statistical study ; Revise: 1 ; Short conversation (in airport departure lounge) ; Revise : 2 ; Left luggage ; Waiting for takeoff ; Industry ; The sky above Los Angeles ; Two characters in a paragraph ; Swimming in Egypt ; The language of things in the house ; The washerwomen ; Letter to a hotel manager ; Her birthday --
V. My childhood friend ; Their poor dog ; Hello dear ; Not interested. Old woman, old fish ; Staying at the pharmacist's ; The song ; Two former students ; A small story about a small box of chocolates ; The woman next to me on the airplane ; Writing ; Wrong thank-you in theater ; The rooster ; Sitting with my little friend ; The old soldier ; Two sligo lads ; The woman in red ; If at the wedding (at the zoo) ; The gold digger of Goldfields ; The old vacuum cleaner keeps dying on her ; Flaubert and point of view ; Family shopping ; Local obits ; Letter to the president of the American Biographical Institute, Inc. ; Nancy Brown will be in town ; Ph. D.
Cannot and will not
A fifth collection by the author of the National Book Award finalist, Varieties of Disturbance, includes pithy one-liners, exploratory observations and letters of complaint, including "A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates," in which a professor is stymied by her choices.
- Short stories.
- Amerikanisches Englisch
- Choice -- Fiction.
- Animals -- Fiction.
- Weddings -- Fiction.