The Riddle of the Fly & other stories Elizabeth Enright


Published: 1959


184 pages


The Riddle of the Fly & other stories  by  Elizabeth Enright

The Riddle of the Fly & other stories by Elizabeth Enright
1959 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 184 pages | ISBN: | 3.39 Mb

Beautiful writing by a grotesquely underrated writer. She is of the Cheever/Portnoy/Salinger/Vidal/Albee generations of writing (s long career) with a beautifully complex linkage to memorists, feminist writing, and that odd and lovely pool of womens autobiographies. One of my favorite parts of her adult writing is seeing the links to her incredibly gorgeous childrens books.Her point of view is American, but inflected by life in Europe and a bohemian childhood (her parents were both artists in Manhattan and Chicago in the early half of the 20th century).

She has the most subtle, perfect details, and one can see the fine artist she also was in her writing technique -- almost painterly detail, always exact and right. She has gentle compassion linked to a sharp sense of humor, and while she can see -- and writes of -- the bleak and sad, theres an underlying love of observation, humanity, the world, that keeps even the saddest things she writes from being overwhelming. But she also manages, as few do, to write well of the happy, the ecstatic, transcendence, the beauty of ordinary.

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