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ISBN:
0701168374
Author:
Christopher Tilghman
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus; First Edition first Printing edition (1999)
Pages:
209 pages
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1985 kb
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The Way People Run book.

The Way People Run book. As Andre Dubus said about In a Father's Place, Christopher Tilghman "is a spiritual writer who often looks at things the rest of us cannot se. Life's truths are at the heart of these magnificent stories by a modern American master. Praise for Mason's Retreat. Tilghman's first novel places him securely in the ranks of our most accomplished writers.

Tilghman, Christopher. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 28, 2012. Something important - Room for mistakes - The late night news - A suitable good-bye - The way people run - Things left undone. An anthology of stories on the family. In Things Left Undone, a marriage strains when the couple's son dies, while in Room for Mistakes a man makes peace with his stepfather.

The Way People Run is yet another example of both his skill as a stylist and his insight into the workings of everyday . Tilghman has a knack for writing articulately about inarticulate people

The Way People Run is yet another example of both his skill as a stylist and his insight into the workings of everyday life. In "Something Important" Peter Randall is lured by his older brother Mitch to a family cottage in the Chesapeake country. Tilghman has a knack for writing articulately about inarticulate people. In every story, actions speak louder than words, and though there's plenty of dialogue, most of Tilghman's meaning can be found in the accretion of telling details and in the behavior of his characters toward each other.

Christopher Tilghman is often mentioned in the same breath as John Cheever or William Maxwell-American masters who have mapped the difficult terrain of domestic. Christopher Tilghman has received praise as an heir to Hemingway and others writing in the American "masculine" vein. His prose is lean and sinewy, like the heavily muscled arms of an athlete, and the characters who attract his scrutiny are men involved in strained or failed relationships.

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Way People Run Tilghman, Christopher Random House 9780099273189 : A collection of stories that features ordinary people - men, for the most part - running from their loves, looking for new ho. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 1 ноя 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: конец Ноября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

The Way People Run. Christopher Tilghman. This superb new collection of stories confirms Tilghman's genius in that edgy territory of family, marriage breakdown, widowhood, parents, children, inheritance and escape, all against a backdrop of richly evoked landscapes from Virginia to Montana. Like Richard Ford, Tilghman unpeals the corner of the male psyche to expose, with empathy and yet a touch of ironic distance, the vulnerabilities which make men run, or lie - or even come back for good

Christopher Tilghman is hopelessly out of step with the times. I mean that as a compliment.

Christopher Tilghman is hopelessly out of step with the times. Tilghman persists in writing the kind of fiction we’re all supposedly too busy to read - unhurried, carefully observed, 100 percent gimmick-free stories steeped in an old-fashioned brew of local tradition, family history and natural landscape.

In "The Way People Run," his subtle and unassuming second collection of short stories, Tilghman .

In "The Way People Run," his subtle and unassuming second collection of short stories, Tilghman returns to some of the locales that made his earlier work so memorable. Again he evokes these places - most vividly, Maryland's Eastern Shore - with a patience that seems at odds with the usual short-story aesthetic of extreme concision. Even Chekhov might have moved things along a little faster. But since they at least know what they're running from - families, mansions, the people they are supposed to be - their anxieties are anything but free-floating.

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  • terostr
The stories collected in "The Way People Run" are beautifully rendered, but with an understated touch that matches the people and the landscapes they evoke. I've spent time on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the setting of most of the stories in the collection, and Tilghman (a well-known name in those areas) gives a sure-footed description. When he remarks on the flatness of the land and the slant of light, he's right on it.

Most of the stories utilize the same basic conflict, but it's one that I think genuinely has been occurring in America since the 1970s or 1980s with great frequency. It's the problem that a person has when he or she leaves a dying rural area or small town and becomes a white-collar professional. Something is lost in the leaving, and that void becomes intensely noticeable at key points in a person's life. Several of the stories use that inflection point --- a job loss, a marital problem --- to bring the city person back to the old environment, and then we watch what happens. The realizations that arise might result in life-changes, but they feel as if they had been building for years or decades...just like how we really make decisions in our lives.

The author's style is rich and deep, but he doesn't overdo it with descriptions, and he avoids annoyances like brand names or highly technical terms. Writers claim that those details show a character who is trapped in a certain lifestyle or has developed some deep understanding and skill, but I find that they merely confuse or bore me. Tilghman knows how to find the universal in an old man drinking away his nights alone in his house, brothers who don't get along, a business executive searching for freedom after losing his job, a married couple grieving over the loss of their child, or a grandmother paying last respects to a father she never liked (and trying to teach her son and nephew a lesson at the same time). And that's more than enough.
  • TheFresh
Christopher Tilghman has received praise as an heir to Hemingway and others writing in the American "masculine" vein. His prose is lean and sinewy, like the heavily muscled arms of an athlete, and the characters who attract his scrutiny are men involved in strained or failed relationships. As in his first volume, "In a Father's Place," his characters are also very often coming to terms with families and seeking an identity for themselves in the world at large. There is a great deal of searching going on in Tilghman's stories, and sometimes this involves travelling and simply going from one place to another (ie, "The Way People Run"). The restlessness and unsettled lives of many of his character translates into stories that are filled with movement--most of it meaningful and revelatory--but occasionally it seems forced and somewhat pointless. "A Suitable Good-bye" is one of these, in which Lee Nichols joins his mother on her mission to locate her father's grave. The only reason for the trip seems to be to bring these characters together. Other stories work better, and overall the collection is accomplished and emotionally resonant, the writing polished to a fine sheen. Even if this collection is not quite up to the standard Tilghman set for himself with his first, I'll be eagerly awaiting his next book.
  • Cae
There are two movies I've seen that call to mind what Tilghman does so aptly: "Nobody's Fool" (in which Paul Newman plays a somewhat childish man who has no clue about how to age gracefully) and "Affliction" (in which Nick Nolte and James Coburn are locked in corrosive father-son dysfunctionality). The stories in this collection unflinchingly document the breakdowns in communication that occur between "loved ones" who find it difficult to love each other. The often bristling exchanges between two brothers in "Something Important" are but one example. Though the stories here a bit more ruminative and not as tightly written as the ones in "In a Father's Place," they still leave an enduring impression.
  • Wrathmaster
Tilghman's first book, In A Father's Place, was on of the best short story collections I had ever read. His second collection, The Way People Run, is just as powerful. Poignant and haunting, these five stories stick you. My favorite was the title story about an unemployed investment banker on the run across the badlands. In every story, Tilghman's language is poetic, spare, memorable. Tilghman is truly one of America's finest short story writers.