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Berlin, Lucia

Overview
Works: 46 works in 156 publications in 11 languages and 3,153 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Autobiographies  Biography  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Lucia Berlin
 
Most widely held works by Lucia Berlin
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Catalan and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis) "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions."--Paul Metcalf A manual for cleaning women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"--
A manual for cleaning women : selected stories by Lucia Berlin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves."-Lydia Davis, from the foreword. A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place
Homesick : new & selected stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So long : stories, 1987-1992 by Lucia Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where I live now by Lucia Berlin( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories set in the Southwest. They range from The Wives, in which two women swap stories about a mutual ex-husband, to Carmen, on a woman serving as a drug courier for her husband
Manual para mujeres de la limpieza by Lucia Berlin( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual para mujeres de la limpieza reúne los mejores textos de la legendaria escritora de relatos Lucia Berlin, uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la literatura estadounidense. Con su inigualable toque de humor y melancolía, Berlin crea verdaderos milagros con episodios del día a día. Las mujeres de sus cuentos están desorientadas pero, al mismo tiempo, son fuertes, inteligentes y, sobre todo, extraordinariamente reales. Son autoestopistas, duras trabajadoras, malas cristianas. Ríen, lloran, beben. Sobreviven en un mundo de jockeys, doctores y telefonistas con un ingenio propio de Lorrie Moore y la agudeza de Raymond Carver
Phantom pain : sixteen stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels Laundromat : short stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel à l'usage des femmes de ménage by Lucia Berlin( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis) "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions." --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form
Safe & sound by Lucia Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handleiding voor poetsvrouwen by Lucia Berlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dit boek bevat het beste werk van de legendarische korteverhalenschrijfster Lucia Berlin. In een krachtige mix van humor en melancholie belicht Berlin de wonderen van het alledaagse. De vrouwen in haar verhalen zijn verloren, maar ze zijn ook sterk, slim en buitengewoon oprecht
Was ich sonst noch verpasst habe Stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storys aus der Feder eines wiederentdeckten Geheimtipps der Amerikanischen Literatur. Erzählungen von Lucia Berlin (1936-2004), neu übersetzt von Antje R vic Strubel
La donna che scriveva racconti by Lucia Berlin( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evening in paradise : more stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin's dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The incredible reaction to Lucia's writing - her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness that coexist in everyday lives, the extraordinary honesty and magnetism with which she draws on her own history to breathe life into her characters - included calls for her contribution to American literature to be as celebrated as that of Raymond Carver.Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from the remaining Berlin stories - a jewel box follow-up for Lucia Berlin's hungry fans.'Lucia Berlin's collection of short stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women, deserves all of the posthumous praise its author has received . . . Her work is being compared to Raymond Carver, for her similar oblique, colloquial style; her mordant humour; the recurrence of alcoholics; and her interest in the lives of working-class or marginalised people. But only Carver's very final stories share Berlin's eye for the sudden exaltation in ordinary lives, or her ability to shift the tone of an entire story with an unexpected sentence.' Sarah Churchwell, 'Best Books of 2015', Guardian
Was wirst du tun, wenn du gehst : Stories by Lucia Berlin( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreizehn Erzählungen der erst 2016 wiederentdeckten amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Lucia Berlin (1936-2004), die von Liebe, vom Scheitern, von Affären, vom Kampf gegen den Alkohol oder von Einsamkeit handeln
Legacy by Lucia Berlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where I live now : stories: 1993-1998 by Lucia Berlin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragrant trappings by Bobbie Louise Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual for cleaning ladies by Lucia Berlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome home : a memoir with selected photographs and letters by Lucia Berlin( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son, Jeff Berlin, is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life.From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin's world was wide. And the writing here is, as we've come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories. Combined with letters from and photos of friends and lovers, Welcome Home is an essential non-fiction companion to A Manual for Cleaning Women and Evening in Paradise
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Homesick : new & selected stories
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So long : stories, 1987-1992Where I live nowWhere I live now : stories: 1993-1998
Alternative Names
Brown Berlin, Lucia 1936-2004

Lucia Berlin American writer

Lucia Berlin Amerikaans schrijfster (1936-2004)

Lucia Berlin escriptora d'Estats Units

Lucia Berlin escritora de estadounidense

Lucia Berlin escritora estadounidense

Lucia Berlin US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lucia Berlin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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