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by Charles Stevenson Wright

  • ISBN: 006096958X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Charles Stevenson Wright
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st HarperPerennial ed edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 387
  • ePub book: 1576 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1714 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 969

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by Charles Stevenson Wright (Author). That was one of the greatest novels of the past century and comparison to it is high praise indeed.

by Charles Stevenson Wright (Author). Katie Crouch's "Abroad" is no "Secret History" -- but it's a pretty darn good read on its' own merit. A small town in Italy called Grionia is home to a little known University most famous for the international group of students (predominantly female) that flock there for a year or more. Some come to get away, some to find themselves and others simply are looking for trouble.

In 1993, Wright's novels were collected in a publication again titled Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: Complete Novels. Reading this collection makes it clear that Charles Wright is an innovator who in breaking with traditional fictional modes during the 1960s helped to negotiate space for Ishmael Reed, Clarence Major, and other African American avantgardists. Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: The Complete Novels of Charles Wright. 006096958X (ISBN13: 9780060969585).

Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About The Complete Novels of Charles Wright.

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ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT The Complete Novels of Charles Wright By Charles Wright Out of print. Between 1963 and 1973, Charles Wright wrote three scalding autobiographical novels about a young black intellectual from Missouri, a Korean War veteran, trying to make it in New York City. To remark that Wright’s novels were also satirical and freewheeling does not begin to cover it. As one of his admirers, the novelist Ishmael Reed, put it, Wright was Richard Pryor before there was a Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor on paper.

Charles Stephenson Wright (June 22, 1932 – October 1, 2008) was an American novelist. He wrote the novels The Messenger (1963), The Wig (1966) and Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About (1973). Wright was born in New Franklin, Missouri, on June 4, 1932.

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Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: The Complete Novels of. .His novel The Waters of Kronos won the 1961 National Book Award for Fiction.

Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: The Complete Novels of Charles Wright (1993). Richard Nathaniel Wright was an American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Two collections of short stories were published posthumously during the 20th century, and several of his novels have been reissued during the 21st century by academic presses.

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Keramar Keramar
I really enjoyed this book. When I started, I didn't realize it was based on the very well publicized death of a college age girl in Italy and the following trial of the suspected murderers. I did not follow the trial at the time it occurred. This was an interesting glimpse into the possible events that lead to the death of that girl. For me, it was at times difficult to read about the destructive, drug using, drunken behaviors of these young adults. This is a testament to the writing of this author.
Balhala Balhala
I've read several of Crouch's books and believe this to be her best yet. A fascinating and fantastical look at a study abroad in Italy that takes several dark turns, leaving the reader stirred long after the last page.
Dishadel Dishadel
This book was good.... Except it was one of those that at times I didn't care to have to put it down and stop reading for a day or two. I love stories like this, especially since I am a girl who studied abroad in Italy. Kind of predictable, but the add ins of the historical info and all that was a different twist so I liked that.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
Abroad begins very simply: Taz is dead. As a dead woman Taz is an outsider, free to comment about what happened to her as a student in Grifonia, where other young women - also seen as outsiders were sacrificed in horrific ways to quell famine, a quest for money or even to save their dignity. As an young woman with a Jewish mother and Irish Catholic father , in life, Taz is also an outsider looking in on two worlds. She doesn't fear hell and she doesn't follow royalty, but what she wants more than ever is to be an insider and that is Taz's downfall. Erie, haunting and moody, this book is a gripping story of what it is like to be young and feel wanted and alone at the same time. Taz like so many young people can't find her voice, nor has any seeming ambition for the future. She wants to be loved, popular, desired. Crouch paints a story of doom in vivid prose that you won't be able to put down. Four stars because like another reader I had quibbles with the ending. Highly recommended.
Biaemi Biaemi
When something is compared to Donna Tartt's "Secret History" --- my interest is piqued. That was one of the greatest novels of the past century and comparison to it is high praise indeed.

Katie Crouch's "Abroad" is no "Secret History" --- but it's a pretty darn good read on its' own merit. A small town in Italy called Grionia is home to a little known University most famous for the international group of students (predominantly female) that flock there for a year or more. Some come to get away, some to find themselves and others simply are looking for trouble.

Tabitha or "Taz" has come from Ireland and is looking for a psychological, spiritual and sexual awakening. She will end up with more than she bargained for. Tabitha hooks up with a small band of colorful characters --- mostly female --- from various parts of the world. They get involved with everything from drug selling to sleeping with the faculty to carousing with the Grifonian local boys. Also, there is that strange history surrounding this Etruscan village whereby young woman have been sacrificed in different ways over the centuries.

Katie Crouch has a very engaging style that will hold your interest in the characters and landscape and keep you turning the pages in this intoxicating and haunting tale.
Rgia Rgia
Taz was an Irish girl now talking to us after her death in Italy where she has gone to study. This voice is distinctive in its joined use of participant and observer. Taz casts her gaze across the young women who journey to Italy to engage in different lives and watches the ways that women may go astray. Included in her story are the short vignettes of young girls preyed upon across the centuries who died and added their blood to the soil of the small town where Taz was studying. The author is able to capture the longing for a bigger life, for a life of allure, that haunts a young girl unformed in her views of herself. She is unobtrusive in her blending of hindsight into Taz's daily thoughts. The reader shares Taz's knowledge of her imminent death, but is does not know the murderer or the circumstances. This makes each perilous decision the more weighty in the mind.

Taz is a beguiling girl. Even after death, she is unsure of her power over those around her. She is sharply aware of the divide between herself and the friends she makes, and only sporadically does she realize her own beauty and charisma. The book successfully makes her a distinctive soul while keeping her an "everywoman". The setting comes strikingly clear in its discordant modern and ancient divisions. The question of Taz's location in the afterlife seductively twines with the mysteries of the Etruscan civilization that vanished without a literature in the same hills. Their ghosts hover silently in the pages of this novel. While this book enacts a famous recent murder in Italy, its allure far surpasses the echo. This is a wonderful story of the short life of a young woman too close to peril as she struggles for a new horizon.
Kelezel Kelezel
I'm aware a review shouldn't be written without finishing the whole book, but I just can't read on! I see no reason Crouch created an Irish character, when she clearly didn't do her research and 79 pages in, doesn't seem to require the main character to be Irish. I'm Irish and sporadic Americanisms mixed with textbook slang keep pulling me out of the story. Tabitha is a Dubliner (S.Ireland), but her 'Da' changes her money from pounds to Euros. S. Ireland uses Euros. N. Ireland uses the pound. Slang and swearing - rampant in Irish culture, is more delicate in writing, than in verbal communication, and Crouch has not grasped this. I enjoyed 'Girls in Trucks' and her follow up, because I felt she wrote what she knew and delicately wove an insightful tale. Basically - if you're Irish - you might struggle with this book, but many subtle terms may be lost on other readers unfamiliar with Ireland and Irish terminology. I'm disappointed! I wish the book was about an American going abroad so I could become absorbed in the story.