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eBook Tell Me a Riddle ePub

by Tillie Olsen

  • ISBN: 0440585732
  • Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Tillie Olsen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell (1979)
  • ePub book: 1629 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1442 kb
  • Other: txt lrf lit doc
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 407

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Tell Me a Riddle renders an unforgettable portrait of a working class couple when the gender determined differences in their experiences of poverty and familial life give rise . has been added to your Cart.

Tell Me a Riddle renders an unforgettable portrait of a working class couple when the gender determined differences in their experiences of poverty and familial life give rise to bitter conflict after almost four decades of marriage. As she dies from cancer.

Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action is a 2007 documentary film directed and produced by Ann Hershey on the life and literary influence of Olsen.

Three of the stories were from the point of view of mothers. I Stand Here Ironing" is the first and shortest story in the collection, about a woman who is grieving about her daughter's life and about the circumstances that shaped her own mothering. Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action is a 2007 documentary film directed and produced by Ann Hershey on the life and literary influence of Olsen. Tell Me a Riddle, Lippincott, 1961. Reprinted, Rutgers University Press, 1995. Yonnondio: From the Thirties, Delacorte, 1974.

I stand here ironing. Hey sailor, what ship?-O ye. Tell me a riddle. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Tell Me a Riddle renders an unforgettable portrait of a working class couple when the gender determined differences in their experiences of poverty and familial life give rise to bitter conflict after almost four decades of marriage

Tell Me a Riddle renders an unforgettable portrait of a working class couple when the gender determined differences in their experiences of poverty and familial life give rise to bitter conflict after almost four decades of marriage. As she dies from cancer, Eva, the protagonist, recollects a revolutionary past that both critiques and offers hope for the present.

Tillie Olsen d social oppression unresolved. So Yonnondio remained unfinished, but the struggle to write fiction at once political and nonpolemical was an essential apprenticeship for the writer who in her maturity produced Tell Me a Riddle.

I. Rosenfelt, Deborah Silverton. Tillie Olsen's parents, Samuel Lerner and Ida Beber Lerner, were born and raised in Russia

I. Tillie Olsen's parents, Samuel Lerner and Ida Beber Lerner, were born and raised in Russia. 2Like many other young people of their time, they saw in socialism the promise of a world free from religious superstition and from the divisiveness of narrow ethnic identities, as well as from the political oppressions of the tsarist regime.

Tell Me a Riddle book. The stories are: I Stand Here Ironing Hey Sailor, What Ship? Oh Yes Tell me a Riddle Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) was an early feminist, union organiser and communist

Tell Me a Riddle book. The stories are: I Stand Here Ironing Hey Sailor, What Ship? Oh Yes Tell me a Riddle Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) was an early feminist, union organiser and communist. Her writing was limited by raising a family and this was an issue she focussed on in later life.

Tillie Olsen was an American author of fiction and nonfiction whose body of work was small but nonetheless made an impact. Olsen didn’t have a book-length work published until 1961 when Tell Me a Riddle appeared. A collection of four short stories, it opened with I Stand Here Ironing, a first-person narrative describing the frustration of motherhood, isolation, and poverty. The last piece in the collection, Tell Me a Riddle, is arguably her best-known work. It’s the story of a working-class couple that also poignantly explores the author’s favored themes of poverty and gender. The slender short story received much critical acclaim.

This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic.

This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic.  Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they abide in the hearts of their readers.

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Water Water
I Stand Here Ironing is one of four short stories in Tillie's Olsen's brilliantly written collection, Tell Me a Riddle. This short story is the haunting account of a mother who was impotence to shepherd her now nineteen year old daughter through the vicissitudes of life during the early1950s. Ms. Olsen's writing is sinewy, unapologetic and ultimately seething with resignation. I cry every time I read this tale. I cry at the sadness it evokes within me , I cry at the beauty of the language and I cry in empathy for a mother's pain. Tillie Olsen is a brilliant American writer. I Stand Here Ironing has stayed with me for many years and most likely will continue for many more.
Jo Chandler
Ueledavi Ueledavi
An American masterpiece, every sentence from the emotional heart of each story. There's really nothing like "Tell Me A Riddle" in American literature. You do not read so much as listen to each narrator's voice. How, you ask yourself, has Olsen done this, captured the nuance of different voices telling a human story? What's thrilling is not that Olsen knows so much but that she found the language of the heart of each situation.
Justie Justie
While young people might find Tell Me a Riddle a bit outdated, it speaks directly to the heart of the immigrant experience in America. But it is much much more, exposing universal themes of marriage, parent-children relationships, illness and death.
It is a wrenching and deeply moving story that will stay with you forever.
Balhala Balhala
I had to do a book report on Tillie Olsen there were two stories in the book that my teacher had not read. Aced the report and got to read 4 amazing stories written by a wonderful author. The book itself was a little worn but I expected that from a book no longer in print.
Andromajurus Andromajurus
Don't be fooled! This is not Tillie Olsen's collection of four short stories of which "Tell me a Riddle" is only one. This book has only the one story and the rest is commentary, historical timelines, etc. Several people in my book club made the same error. The commentary was fine, but if you are looking for the collection of stories under "Tell me a Riddle," this is not the book. "I Stand Here Ironing," O, Yes," and "Hey Sailor, What Ship?," are NOT included in this volume. Olsen is a major short story writer of the 20th century and I urge everyone to read her work.
Gavinranara Gavinranara
Great item, quick shipping, great seller, thank you.
Ger Ger
Amazed by her words and writing - the first story, I STAND HERE IRONING - where a mother is mulling over the changes in her and her daughter's lives and relationship. The stories were published in the 50s originally, but were written in a time-free fashion. Get you a copy, you hear?
Loved the book will look for more of her writing to read. Book delivered quickly and in condition described. Highly recommend this book.