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Cheuse, Alan

Works: 113 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 9,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Literature  Reviews  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PS3553.H436, 813.54
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Listening to the page : adventures in reading and writing by Alan Cheuse( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert Frost and Ralph Ellison, written hundreds of reviews for Kirkus Reviews, and taught alongside John Gardner and Bernard Malamud at Bennington College for nearly a decade. Soon after the New Yorker story appeared, Cheuse wrote a freelance magazine piece about a new, publicly funded broadcast network called National Public Radio, and a relationship of reviewer and radio was born.<
The fires by Alan Cheuse( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas involving questing souls traveling very different landscapes on their way toward new understandings of love and loss
Talking horse : Bernard Malamud on life and work by Bernard Malamud( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Malamud, author of such acclaimed novels as The Fixer and The Natural and winner of two National Book Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, is widely recognized as one of the most important and enduring of American writers. Yet because he was intensely private about the way he worked, few readers are aware of his extraordinarily prolific expression of his commitment to the writing process. Including a wealth of never-before-published material, Talking Horse is designed to provide writers with insights into the way a master thought about and practiced his craft. This unique collection includes speeches, interviews, lesson plans, essays, and a series of previously unpublished notes on the nature of fiction, all of which offer an unparalleled look at the writing life. Each section of the book includes a headnote by Nicholas Delbanco or Alan Cheuse
The grandmothers' club by Alan Cheuse( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the life story of Manny Bloch as told by his mother in her old age. Manny becomes a rabbi, marries the wrong girl, leaves the clergy for business and finds his relationship with his daughter is tainted by his growing wealth
The Rarer action; essays in honor of Francis Fergusson by Alan Cheuse( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of slaves in the desert by Alan Cheuse( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent by his father to observe and evaluate his uncle's South Carolina rice plantation, New York Jew Nathaniel Pereira is horrified by his first brush with the brutal realities of slavery, especially the irony of how a people who themselves lived in bondage for so long could now own slaves. His moral dilemma becomes even more complex after he becomes captivated by Liza, a beautiful slave who harbors a shattering secret
The Bohemians, John Reed & his friends who shook the world : a novel by Alan Cheuse( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To catch the lightning : a novel of American dreaming by Alan Cheuse( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the late 1890s, Edward Sheriff Curtis undertook the seemingly overwhelming odyssey of capturing the past, of documenting and photographing the fading way of life of the American Indian. Drawn on his epic journey by a series of female muses, Curtis turns his lens on a landscape of unparalleled beauty and tradition. His desire to complete his destiny as foretold by Chief Joseph, to photograph all of the hundreds of western American Indian tribes, is a haunting tale of the struggle between ambition and duty
The light possessed by Alan Cheuse( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ava Boldin marries a successful, older New York photographer who introduces her to the international art world, and leaves her husband and New York for the harsh landscapes of the New Mexico desert
The Tennessee waltz and other stories by Alan Cheuse( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost and old rivers : stories by Alan Cheuse( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories on various subjects. The story, Hernando Alonso, is on a Jew who falls foul of the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico, while in The Tunnel a young woman hired by a Washington senator learns everything comes with strings attached and she is expected to engage in sex
The sound of writing( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic Captain Marvel Ring : and other stories by Alan Cheuse( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very best short stories and novellas from National Public Radio's Alan Cheuse are brought together in a quintessential collection. Countless listeners depend on the book reviews from Cheuse, America's voice of books, and many of those listeners also follow his own critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction. The title story--a flash fiction piece that acts as both prologue and an intriguing look at a writer's inspiration--takes us through a child's eyes into a fantastic land, one that informs, shapes, and travels along with the other stories in this stunning collection. These stories deal with life, death, love, family, work, and a deep exploration of the soul
Listening to ourselves : more stories from "The sound of writing"( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every week, thousands of listeners nationwide tune into "The Sound of Writing," a radio program produced by P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction in conjunction with National Public Radio. Billed as "America's Only Short Story Magazine of the Air," "The Sound of Writing" features original stories by some of America's finest writers. Selected by host and coproducer Alan Cheuse and director Caroline Marshall, and read by actors, these stories showcase a broad cross-section of American life and provide a real, and rare, kaleidoscope of America's contemporary cultures
Paradise, Or, Eat Your Face A Trio of Novellas by Alan Cheuse( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed author Alan Cheuse -- National Public Radio's longtime "Voice of Books"--Comes a trio of provocative novellas. In the title piece, "Paradise, or, Eat Your Face," we meet travel writer Susan Wheelis and follow her exotic journey to Bali, and into her own frustrated soul. "Care" centers on Rafe Santera, a recent stroke victim who was once a vibrant, intellectual romantic. Attended by one of his many female admirers, we find ourselves in the midst of an unusual and politically incorrect love story. Cheuse takes us into Santera's erotic past, set against the daily struggles of a h
Prayers for the living : a novel by Alan Cheuse( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented in a series of conversations between grandmother Minnie Bloch and her companions, Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio commentator on All Things Considered, unfolds a layered family portrait of three generations of the Bloch family, whose members are collapsing under everyday burdens and brutal betrayals. Her son Manny is a renowned, almost legendary rabbi. Respected by his congregants and surrounded by family, no one suspects that he yearns for a life of greater personal glory, but when an oracular bird delivers what Manny believes to be a message from his deceased father, he abandons his congregation in pursuit of a life in business and his entire life spirals out of control. As Manny's fortunes rise in the corporate realm, he falls deeper into an affair with a congregant, a Holocaust survivor, his wife sinks deeper into alcoholism and depression and his daughter, traumatized by a sexual scandal at college, makes Manny the target of a plot to shatter his newly found empire. The devoted family matriarch, Minnie, observes and recounts the tragic downfall of her family, unable to save them from themselves
Candace & other stories by Alan Cheuse( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers Workshop in a book : the Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the art of fiction( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature : craft and voice by Nicholas Delbanco( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing writers to readers brings readers to writing. Today?s students do read―we know that they read a significant amount of email, text messages, web pages, and even magazines. What many do not do is read in a sustained way. Many do not come to college prepared to read long texts, nor do they come with the tools necessary to analyze and synthesize what they read. Nick Delbanco and Alan Cheuse have proven in their own teaching that when you improve students? ability and interest in reading, you will help them improve their writing. A new part 1 in this edition frontloads information for students on both the writing process and the critical use of sources
The path to publication. advice from authors, editors, and agents( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Amy Tan gives a talk called "Serendipity, the Muse and Divine Intervention." Using examples she explores the role that these elements played in the development of her work. This volume also feature a lively panel discussion in which authors Amy Tan, and Richard Ford, and editors Will Alison, Alan Cheuse, and Andrew Tonkovich filed questions posed by moderator Stephen Kochand and members of the audience -- Container
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.01 for The fires ... to 1.00 for Alan Cheus ...)

Listening to the page : adventures in reading and writing
The firesTalking horse : Bernard Malamud on life and workThe grandmothers' clubSong of slaves in the desertTo catch the lightning : a novel of American dreamingThe light possessedThe Tennessee waltz and other storiesLost and old rivers : stories
Alternative Names
Alan Cheuse Amerikaans romanschrijver (1940-2015)

Alan Cheuse Novelist, short story writer, critic

Cheuse, Alan, 1940-2015

Cheuse, Alan S.

Cheuse, Alan S. 1940-2015

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