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All Fall Down

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  • Title: All Fall Down
  • Author: Mary Caponegro
  • ISBN: 9781566892261
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback

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About "Mary Caponegro"

  1. Mary Caponegro

    Mary Caponegro is an American experimental fiction writer whose collections include Tales from the Next Village, The Star Cafe, Five Doubts, The Complexities of Intimacy, and All Fall Down Her stories appear regularly in Conjunctions and in other periodicals She was awarded the Rome Prize in Literature in 1992, and is also the recipient of The General Electric Award for Younger Writers, the Bruno Arcudi Prize, and the Charles Flint Kellog Award in Arts and Letters She has taught at Brown University, RISD, the Institute of American Indian Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Syracuse University She is the Richard B Fisher Family Professor of Writing and Literature at Bard College Her work has been praised for its syntactic complexity and its surreal, fabulist content.

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  1. The title of this collection, All Fall Down is taken from the longer title of the second story in the book, Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down, a story which is a perfectly paced account of the cycle of life from birth to death and back again We rise up for a while but eventually we all fall down, there s no escape and this story tells it beautifully and from an interesting perspective a son caring for his dying mother while his wife gives birth to their son.As I read through the book, I found that the [...]


  2. Disappointed in this too much in the direction of the conventional, even so than The Star Cafe But it should be noted that the final piece here, the novella The Translator , originates from the same Italian sojourn as her fantastic Five Doubts So you see her range Mostly stuff about relationships here, of the marital or fore marital type I don t know that the subject matter demanded the conventional tone structure style But that might be because I think there s some parody of some recent assum [...]




  3. Best of the bunch the last story, The Translator, followed closely by the story immediately preceding it, Junior Achievement, perversely back loading this collection.


  4. these stories are very well written and captivating, but also the characters are very irritating I did feel like I knew when I was finished the book.


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