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In the Sparrow Hills : stories

Author: Emile Capouya
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The tales in In the Sparrow Hills embody aspects of Emile Capouya's experience -- in the wartime merchant marine, the Army, as citizen, critic, man of letters. The question they ask is that implied in the title of one of the stories, "Staring at the Sun" -- what is human life all about? What do our various experiences, in war, in peace, growing up, as adults, at home and in foreign places, have to do with one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Capouya, Emile.
In the Sparrow Hills.
Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1993
(OCoLC)624380407
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emile Capouya
ISBN: 0945575629 9780945575627
OCLC Number: 26504334
Description: 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: In the Sparrow Hills --
A dream of fair women --
The other Rogozhin --
A parenthesis --
Staring at the sun.
Responsibility: by Emile Capouya.

Abstract:

The tales in In the Sparrow Hills embody aspects of Emile Capouya's experience -- in the wartime merchant marine, the Army, as citizen, critic, man of letters. The question they ask is that implied in the title of one of the stories, "Staring at the Sun" -- what is human life all about? What do our various experiences, in war, in peace, growing up, as adults, at home and in foreign places, have to do with one another? What is the mystery that lies behind the brilliance and blankness of the primal biological energy of life on sea and land? It is the connections that matter to Emile Capouya, the way in which seemingly random happenings reveal relationships. These stories don't behave like most fiction does. The development is not so much of plot (even though exciting, stirring things happen) as of association. A memory suggests another memory, an emotion recalls kindred emotions in other places and times. Not only events but thoughts and feelings trigger linkages and insights that open windows upon revelations that can get at the riddle of experience.

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