Book: Anne Tyler «The Accidental Tourist: 1800 Headwords»

The Accidental Tourist: 1800 Headwords

Серия: "Oxford Bookworms Library"

Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of problems - getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbors... After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly desperate - and more and more odd. Meanwhile, he has to get on with his work, writing tourist guides for business people. Then his dog Edward starts to bite people, and he has to send for Muriel, the dog trainer. And day by day, Macon's life gets more and more complicated.

Издательство: "Oxford University Press" (2007)

ISBN: 978-0-19-479215-8

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Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. novelist.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tyler grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduated at age nineteen from Duke University, and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University in New York City. She worked as a librarian and bibliographer before moving to Maryland. In 1963, Tyler married Iranian psychiatrist and novelist Taghi Mohammad Modarressi, with whom she had two daughters, Tezh and Mitra. Modarressi died in 1997. Tyler resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where most of her novels are set, often crossing decades in a family's life.

Her eleventh novel, "Breathing Lessons", received the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. "The Accidental Tourist" was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and was made into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. Tyler's ninth novel, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," which she considers her best work, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1983. She has edited three anthologies: "The Best American Short Stories 1983," "Best of the South," and "Best of the South: The Best of the Second Decade". She is noteworthy among contemporary best selling novelists, for she does not grant face-to-face interviews and rarely does book tours, nor does she make many other public appearances, although she has made herself available through email interviews.



*"If Morning Ever Comes" (1964)
*"The Tin Can Tree" (1965)
*"A Slipping-Down Life" (1970)
*"The Clock Winder" (1972)
*"Celestial Navigation" (1974)
*"Searching for Caleb" (1975)
*"Earthly Possessions" (1977)
*"Morgan's Passing" (1980)
*"Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" (1982)
*"The Accidental Tourist" (1985)
*"Breathing Lessons" (1988)
*"Saint Maybe" (1991)
*"Ladder of Years" (1995)
*"A Patchwork Planet" (1998)
*"Back When We Were Grownups" (2001)
*"The Amateur Marriage" (2004)
*"Digging to America" (2006)

Uncollected stories

Although Tyler's short stories have been published in "The New Yorker", "The Saturday Evening Post", "Redbook", "McCall's", and "Harper's", they have not been published as a collection. Her stories include:
* "Average Waves in Unprotected Waters" (1977)
* "Teenage Wasteland" (1983)

Film adaptations

*"The Accidental Tourist" (1988)
*"Breathing Lessons" (TV) (1994)
*"Saint Maybe" (TV) (1998)
*"A Slipping-Down Life" (1999)
*"Earthly Possessions" (TV) (1999)
*"Back When We Were Grownups" (TV) (2004)

External links

[ Internet Movie Database entry]

[ Interview]

Источник: Anne Tyler