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eBook Collected Stories ePub

by Leslie Norris

  • ISBN: 1854111337
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Leslie Norris
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Seren (December 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 236
  • ePub book: 1482 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1334 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 661

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George Leslie Norris FRSL (21 May 1921 – 6 April 2006), was a prize-winning Welsh poet and short story writer. He taught at academic institutions in Britain and the United States, including Brigham Young University

George Leslie Norris FRSL (21 May 1921 – 6 April 2006), was a prize-winning Welsh poet and short story writer. He taught at academic institutions in Britain and the United States, including Brigham Young University. Norris is considered one of the most important Welsh writers of the post-war period, and his literary publications have won many prizes. George Leslie Norris was born on 21 May, 1921 in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. His parents were George and Mary Jane Norris.

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Collected Stories book. Indeed, in Norris' world objects are almost as Leslie Norris' stories are among the hidden treasures of modern short story writing. His fiction is one of epiphany and celebration; it charts the personal discoveries, small and large, which shape the growth of character and the intimate relationships between people. It also explores how nature impinges on the human world.

A volume of short stories bringing together two of the author's previous volumes, The Girl from Cardigan and Sliding and including three other new stories. First published in 1996.

Below you'll find a Leslie Norris books list, including published and even unpublished works.

Any type of book or journal citing Leslie Norris as a writer should. Below you'll find a Leslie Norris books list, including published and even unpublished works. Any type of book or journal citing Leslie Norris as a writer should appear on this list. The full bibliography of the author Leslie Norris below includes book jacket images whenever possible. This list contains items like Kershisnik and Albert and the angels.

The collected stories was merged with this page. Here, too, are stories originally written for radio and television and, in a short appendix, the schoolboy pieces first published in the Swansea Grammar School Magazine. 8 people like this topic.

His collections of stories, including Collected Stories, and poems, including Collected Poems, have won many prizes . George Leslie Norris was born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

His collections of stories, including Collected Stories, and poems, including Collected Poems, have won many prizes, among them the Cholmondeley Poetry Prize, the David Higham Memorial Prize, the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award, the AML Award for poetry (in 1996) and the Welsh Arts Council Senior Fiction Award. His father George was a tall athletic man lacking education, because he had to fight in the First World War. After the war his father was employed as an engineer in a coal mine.

Novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic, L. P. Hartley won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1947 for Eustace and Hilda. diverting and disturbing.

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George Leslie Norris, poet and short-story writer: born Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, 21 May 1921 . Powerful poet who left his native Wales to teach as a 'displaced person' at Brigham Young University, Utah. Monday 10 April 2006 00:00.

George Leslie Norris, poet and short-story writer: born Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, 21 May 1921: Lecturer, then Principal Lecturer in English, Bognor Regis College of Education 1958-73; FRSL 1974; Christiansen Professor of Poetry, Brigham Young University 1984-2000, Humanities Professor of Creative Writing 1989-2000; married 1948 Kitty Morgan; died Provo, Utah 6 April 2006.

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Quiet, introspective style. Author is not well-known, but should be. His stories (mostly from his home turf of Wales) are wonderful.
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Annoyingly, both of the reviews already posted on this page for the "Collected Stories" of Welsh writer Leslie Norris refer to the "Collected Stories" of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas, which Leslie Norris designed but did not (obviously) write. This review, then, is an actual review of Leslie Norris' "Collected Stories"!
Leslie Norris's collected stories are a sort of bittersweet beauty very much in the Joycean tradition (think especially of "Dubliners"). They begin with some sort of pivotal moment at which confusion either enters into or peaks in the protagonist's young life, and they end with an epiphany that seems sweetly to keep the bitter at bay, but knows that the respite is at best only temporary.
Also a poet (see his "Collected Poems" as well), like fellow Welshman Thomas, Norris's language is simple but fresh, and sumptuous when necessary, a prose tone perfectly in step with the state of his protagonists. Often (if not always), they are young boys on the brink of a knowledge that will disillusion them and send them closer to the concerns of adulthood.
In "Sliding," an accident during an afternoon of sliding across a frozen pond upsets a group of boys, their first initiation into the idea of impermanence. In "Kingfisher," a boy, who has just been with his father to visit his dying grandmother, sees in the garden the dead body of a bird that he and his father had only that morning watched together; in a moment of suddenly adult consciousness, he takes it upon himself to conceal the bad news of mortality from his father. In "Shaving," one of my faves from the collection, an athlete in the full strength of youth returns triumphant from the rugby field to shave his ailing father, who, in the full fading of disease, is too weak to shave himself.
This volume collects Norris's previous two (unfortunately long out-of-print) books, "Sliding" and "The Girl from Cardigan," putting them together with a few new stories in book form for the first time.
Norris excels at awakening emotion, but is subtle enough and careful enough not to hit you over the head with the hammer of sentimentality. If you appreciate and enjoy fiction that looks at those moments that we all know, where we begin to feel ourselves a part of the knowledge that life ends up teaching everyone sooner or later, then this book is a terrific buy.