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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

In The Girl in the Flammable Skirt Aimee Bender has created a world where nothing is quite as it seems. From a man suffering from reverse evolution to a lonely wife who waits for her husband to return from war; to a small town where one girl has a hand made of fire and another has one made of ice. These stories of men and women whose lives are shaped and sometimes twisted by the power of extraordinary desires take us to a place far beyond the imagination.

Издательство: "Windmill Books" (2012)

Формат: 130x195, 292 стр.

ISBN: 9780099558842

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Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender (born June 28, 1969) is an American novelist and short story writer, known for her surreal plots and characters.

Biography

Bender received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master of Fine Arts from the distinguished creative writing MFA program at University of California at Irvine. While at UCI she studied with Judith Grossman and Geoffrey Wolff. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California and heads a class in surrealist writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She has named Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Anne Sexton as influences on her writing. A native of Los Angeles, Bender is a close friend of fellow UCI alumni Alice Sebold.

Her first book was "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt", a collection of short stories published in 1998. The book was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and spent seven weeks on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. Her novel "An Invisible Sign of My Own" was published in 2000, and was named as an L.A. Times pick of the year. In 2005 she published another collection of short stories, "Willful Creatures", which was nominated by The Believer magazine as one of the best books of the year.

Bender has received two Pushcart Prizes, and was nominated for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 2005.

Bibliography

*The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998) ISBN 0385492162
*An Invisible Sign of My Own (2001) ISBN 0385492243
*Willful Creatures (2005) ISBN 0385720971

Bender's works have also been published in Granta, GQ, Harper's, Tin House, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, and several anthologies. She has also been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts. [ [http://www.flammableskirt.com/biography.html Aimee Bender's Website ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.flammableskirt.com/ Aimee Bender website]
* [http://today.uci.edu/Features/profile_detail.asp?key=32 UCI Profile]
* [http://www.artboy.info/strange/listen.html#Lagrange01 "Corporeal Reality"] radio conversation between Aimee Bender and Museum of Jurassic Technology curator David Wilson

Источник: Aimee Bender

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