Chicago Heat and Other Stories

Chicago Heat and Other Stories Having written than eight novels including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues alongside a dozen books of poetry Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major s second work of short fiction and

  • Title: Chicago Heat and Other Stories
  • Author: Clarence Major
  • ISBN: 9780996897327
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Having written than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press Chicago Heat and Other Stories employs a gorgeous purity and simplicity of language in a series of masterful stories explorinHaving written than eight novels, including My Amputations and Dirty Bird Blues, alongside a dozen books of poetry, Chicago Heat and Other Stories is Clarence Major s second work of short fiction and first book with Green Writers Press Chicago Heat and Other Stories employs a gorgeous purity and simplicity of language in a series of masterful stories exploring human interaction Each narrative voice comes forward all at once, individual and complete, without obstacle or complication, enabling the reader to see the characters and feel their emotions Major does not shy away from the bitter or the harsh we get to hear it all Like paint on an easel he blends lyric harmony with moxie and the blunt with the beautiful The imagery is completely accessible and generously given Toni Morrison comes to mind His work is like jewels.

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    About “Clarence Major

    • Clarence Major

      Currently a professor of twentieth century American literature at the University of California at Davis, Clarence Major is a poet, painter and novelist who was born in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago Clarence Major was a finalist for the National Book Awards 1999 He is recipient of many awards, among them, a National Council on The Arts Award 1970 , a Fulbright 1981 1983 , a Western States Book Award 1986 and two Pushcart prizes one for poetry, one for fiction Major is a contributor to many periodicals and anthologies in the USA, Europe, South America and Africa He has served as judge for The National Book Awards, the PEN Faulkner Award and twice for the National Endowment for The Arts Major has traveled extensively and lived in various parts of the United States and for extended periods in France and Italy He has lectured and read his work in dozens of U S universities as well as in England, France, Liberia, West Germany, Ghana, and Italy.

    602 thoughts on “Chicago Heat and Other Stories

    • This amazing collection of short stories by a master is a must read. Clarence Major is at the top of his form and has a poet's eye for detail and language along with a revealing psychological journey deep into human emotions through his flawless prose. These are stories I am reading over and over. I always find something new in the descriptions, subtle symbolism, or character discovery to marvel at. Chicago Heat and Other Stories is going to become a classic for the millennials, too, when they d [...]



    • These are stories only in a senseey are vignettes, coming from nowhere and going nowhere. Some of them even lack real dialogue"I said words to her and she said words back to me." I didn't like it, but I couldn't put it down. A strange readt what I was expecting, which was short storiesbut a somehow compelling read.


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